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Everyone has a Role in Cybersecurity, including farmers

Within the last 18 months, there has been a dramatic increase in cyberattacks in agriculture, food supply, and farming. This is just the beginning as targeting the agriculture sector has been at the forefront of attackers’ minds. Attackers are becoming more creative and targeting sectors that are critical to human life, and farming is a…
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CYBER.ORG Announces Creation of National Cybersecurity Education Month in June to Expand K-12 Cybersecurity Education and Diversify the Talent Pipeline

“BOSSIER CITY, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CYBER.ORG – a workforce development organization funded through the Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP) grant from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – today kicked off the inaugural National Cybersecurity Education Month in June.” Read more here:

Summertime calls for cybersecurity while traveling

Summer is in full swing, so it’s time for travel and vacation. The last thing you want to happen while traveling or on vacation is a cyberattack. Here are a few ways to avoid a cyberattack when traveling. Be conscious of what you post online Both personal safety and cybersecurity measures, posting where you are…
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Podcast: Cybersecurity on the farm

Doug Jacobson was featured on the Successful Farming Podcast to discuss cybersecurity on the farm. Listen here:

Iowa Bill Would Create Cyber Simulation Training Center

“The center, which would be located within the Iowa State University of Science and Technology, would focus on training different groups to prevent cyber attacks and deal with active threats.” Read more:

Americans are at higher risk of Russian cyberattacks after Ukraine invasion: What you should do right now

“Security professionals are urging Americans to take immediate steps to protect themselves from a higher risk of Russian cyberattacks after the invasion of Ukraine.” Read more:

Cyber attacks in the grain industry: Yes, it can happen to you

“Most people affected by cyber attacks will wonder why they were a victim of the attack, often asking ‘Why me?’ In many cases, the attack is not targeted at them specifically, but they fell victim to a cyber attack.” Read more:

Cybersecurity concerns for farmers, agribusiness

Farmers and those employed in the agricultural industry should be mindful of the risks involved with internet security and what they can do to keep themselves and their companies safe. With so much activity being done online, farmers share the same risks as those employed in other industries – sometimes even more so. Read more:…
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Farmers and Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks are in the news everyday, and it only seems to get worse. Attacks like botnets, malware, ransomware, phishing, and sniffing are against pipelines, hospitals, water plants. Now, there are attacks against meat processors and cooperatives. Security experts advise several mitigation tactics, while spraying information everywhere. All of the hype and waves of endless…
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Avoiding Coronavirus Financial Scams: Everything You Need to Know

The coronavirus pandemic has found a way to affect our lives in almost every imaginable way. But one often overlooked area is in the realm of financial scams. Unfortunately, some fraudsters have taken advantage of vulnerable people during these times in order to benefit themselves financially. Read more: