It’s one area where “It can’t happen to me” is definitely wishful thinking. Cybercrime.
At any point in the supply chain – from farm to table – agribusinesses are at risk of becoming a target and impacting customers, buyers, and other vendors.
The cybersecurity threat to agriculture companies is so pervasive that no one is immune.
ProduceSupply.Org (PSO), a consortium of North America’s leading produce suppliers working together on technology initiatives in fresh produce, announced today it has released the first revision of the PSO Cybersecurity Best Practices for Produce Suppliers to provide produce companies with a framework to defend and protect themselves from cyberattack.
As many businesses across the produce industry have learned, cyber insurance premiums are soaring, with some estimates of increases of 50% or more, according to infosec experts and vendors.
A zero-trust system, as well as other mitigation measures, can also lower cyber-insurance premiums.
There are many ways to prevent cybercrime—including tools, resources, best practices, and policies—that will help mitigate risks, experts point out.
Though cybercrime isn’t always in the news, it’s a significant problem and getting worse.
The second and third paths of cybercrime attacks noted by Greg Gatzke, president of ZAG Technical Services, involve ransomware—one by encryption and the other through the release of confidential information.
While much has been written about this highly charged matter of cybersecurity, our feature attempts to bring clarity to the issues that make punching keys on a computer so important.