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.
Internet of Things
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.
Episode 200: Sakura Samurai Wants To Make Hacking Groups Cool Again. And: Automating Our Way Out of PKI Chaos
In this episode of the podcast (#200), sponsored by Digicert: John Jackson, founder of the group Sakura Samurai talks to us about his quest to make hacking groups cool again. Also: we talk with Avesta Hojjati of the firm Digicert about the challenge of managing a growing population of digital certificates and how automation may be an answer.