Report sheds light on food and ag sector cybersecurity threats

Report sheds light on food and ag sector cybersecurity threats

A new report on cybersecurity sheds light on potential threats to the food and ag sectors.

Jonathan Braley with the Food and Agriculture Information Sharing and Analysis Center says by tracking ransomware incidents in 2023 they learned most attacks were opportunistic.

“We might see food and agriculture companies hit by a certain group multiple times in one week, and we go in and we say ‘is this ransomware group actually targeting the food and agriculture sector?’ But if we take a broader view, we realize that their targeting is pretty spread out across all sectors.”

He tells Brownfield that means cybercriminals are scanning the internet looking for companies with publicly exposed vulnerabilities.

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