Who's Playing with Your Food: Real-world IoT Threats to Food and Agriculture

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Kristin Demoranville, Head of Cyber Risk and Advisory, Americas, BSI and Rob Dobson, VP Technology, Device Authority

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As businesses strive to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will increase within industrial and enterprise environments. Automation improvements and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will rely on IoT devices to monitor and report the state of farms, crops, factories, and livestock in real-time. The addition of all these internet-connected devices will create a considerable cybersecurity threat that most organizations are unprepared to handle or do not even know will become an issue. Investing in technology is step one to ensure cybersecurity resilience, but where should businesses invest first? Indeed, what updates to existing technology platforms are needed to improve organizational resilience? With the new Infrastructure Bill set to pass in the US Congress, an influx of money will enable organizations to strengthen, upgrade, and future-proof cybersecurity, whilst in Europe, ENISA has published guidelines for securing IoT. In the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Farmers Union (NFU) recently issued guidelines to help farmers combat cybersecurity in the agriculture sector. Regulations are helpful to create a common language, but often organizations are left with "where do we start" or "I don't know how to spend my budget effectively." In this webinar, Robert Dobson from Device Authority and Kristin Demoranville from BSI will get together for an informal conversation focusing on the new cybersecurity challenges faced for Industry 4.0, in particular, taking a look at food and agricultural organizations worldwide examining the need for security controls covering people, process and technologies.
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