In this week’s podcast, we speak with Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) about Congress’s sudden focus on cybersecurity – an about face that Rep. Himes says was encouraged by the devastating Colonial Pipeline hack.
Tag: critical infrastructure
A demonstration at DEF CON of glaring flaws in software by agricultural equipment giants John Deere and Case IH raise the specter of remote, software-based attacks that could cripple farms and impact US food production.
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 this episode of the podcast (#213): Molly Jahn of DARPA and University of Wisconsin joins us to talk about the growing cyber risk to the Food and Agriculture sector, as industry consolidation and precision agriculture combine to increase the chances of cyber disruption of food production.
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.