Poor cyber literacy is at the root of many of the cybersecurity problems plaguing the U.S. economy, according to Dr. Alissa Abdullah, Deputy CSO at MasterCard.
Internet of Things
Forget about Colonial Pipeline and JBS. A coordinated cyber attack on U.S. agriculture could, in short order, lead to foot shortages and hunger in the U.S. and abroad. And history has shown us that when food gets scarce, things get ugly – fast. How likely is such an attack? More likely than you might think, says Rob Wood of NCC Group, our guest on this week’s podcast.
In part II of our interview with Jeremy O’Sullivan of the IoT startup Kytch. We hear about how what Kytch revealed about Taylor’s soft ice cream hardware put him at odds with the company and its long-time partner: McDonald’s.
Jeremy O’Sullivan, co-founder of the IoT analytics company, Kytch brings us the cautionary tale of his company’s travails with the commercial ice cream machine manufacturer, Taylor, whose equipment is used by the likes of Burger King and McDonalds.
Software vulnerabilities in web sites operated by John Deere could allow a remote attacker to harvest information on the company’s customers including their names, physical addresses and the equipment they own. The revelation suggests the U.S. agriculture sector is woefully unprepared for disruptive cyber attacks, experts warn.