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Why Does Cybersecurity Matter For Food Industry?

While certain companies, such as energy, finance, and healthcare, have increased their investments in cyber-security in response to the growing threat. Recent studies and data suggest that food professionals are still lagging.

The question is, why would anyone target the food industry? There are many reasons. A food company can get struck by various types of cyber-attacks. Perhaps your product advantage has been challenged because a competitor has just released a product the same as yours based on stolen intellectual property obtained by attackers.

Or maybe a cybercriminal has breached critical commercial and supply chain data from one of your main retail clients to demand big ransom money.

2022 Food Safety Summit

The 2022 Food Safety Summit will introduce the most up-to-date input from some of the government’s top advisors, the cybersecurity industry, and universities to highlight potential threats, risks, and preventative measures controls.

In this upcoming summit, Marcus, a Deputy Director for Research at Auburn University, will tell everything about real-world cyber threats and their consequences for the food industry.

Joshua Corman, former Chief Strategist for CISA regarding COVID, healthcare, and public safety will also be there. He will speak about cybersecurity and the associated risks to the food industry.

Another guest who will also be a part of this summit is Dr. John Spink. As the Director and Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, he will address the cybersecurity threats and explain the current ISO 22000 standards.

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont will host the Food Safety Summit on 10 May. The workshop will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. with seminars from the different speakers. The session will terminate with a question & answer session with the entire panel of cybersecurity experts from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

How To Improve Cybersecurity?

Food safety and cybersecurity are closely linked now and must be addressed thoughtfully through rigorous strategy and resilient operations. As a result, our food production can continue to be completely safe. Companies in the food industry must recognize the elevated risk and take appropriate steps, including:

  • Plan a thorough, end-to-end cyber risk assessment.
  • Focus on improving remediation efforts based on a strategic remediation plan that looks into the security vulnerabilities gaps discovered in the inspection.
  • Continue to increase awareness and stay cautious about the cyber threat.
  • Implement food safety and food defense culture and guidelines to cybersecurity.

In today’s modern world, cybersecurity threats are becoming more prevalent. The food sector in the United States has a safety culture and methods such as cloud-based food quality management software. It offers cost-effective strategies to stay ahead of cybercriminals.

Rogue Logics provides in-depth security services for the assessment and protection of your application, data, and infrastructure against potential threats on-prem or in the cloud. Want a consultation with the professionals at Rogue Logics? Contact us and get a free quote.

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