Seeds of Destruction: Cyber Risk Is Growing in Agriculture

The Security Ledger

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.

DEF CON: Security Holes in Deere, Case IH Shine Spotlight on Agriculture Cyber Risk

The Security Ledger

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.

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Top AI trends to expect in manufacturing, agriculture and government

Information Management Resources

While it’s impossible to predict the future with certainty, technologies that incorporate AI and automation are maturing at an incredibly rapid rate across some industries. Artificial intelligence Data strategy Machine learning

Cyber Attack Halts Production at Ag Equipment Maker AGCO Fendt

The Security Ledger

A cyber attack has disrupted the operations of AGCO/Fendt, a major manufacturer of agricultural equipment, the company has acknowledged. Related Stories Feel Good Ukraine Tractor Story Highlights Ag Cyber Risk DEF CON: Security Holes in Deere, Case IH Shine Spotlight on Agriculture Cyber Risk Episode 218: Denial of Sustenance Attacks -The Cyber Risk To Agriculture. Cyber attacks on agriculture on the rise.

Deere John: Researcher Warns Ag Giant’s Site Provides a Map to Customers, Equipment

The Security Ledger

agriculture sector is woefully unprepared for disruptive cyber attacks, experts warn.

Feel Good Ukraine Tractor Story Highlights Ag Cyber Risk

The Security Ledger

Related Stories DEF CON: Security Holes in Deere, Case IH Shine Spotlight on Agriculture Cyber Risk Episode 235: Justine Bone of MedSec on Healthcare Insecurity Episode 234: Rep. Growing Threats to agriculture. And we’ve already seen early signs that the agriculture sector is “in play” for cybercriminal groups – many with sympathies for the Russian government, if [link] direct links to it. Namely: direct cyber attacks on agricultural equipment in the field.

EU Parliament and Council of the EU Reach Agreement on Data Governance Act

Hunton Privacy

On November 30, 2021, the European Commission issued a press release indicating that the European Parliament and the Council of the EU ( i.e. , representatives of EU Member States) reached political agreement on the proposed EU Data Governance Act.

“Edited by Laura Thornburgh,” Pioneer of Motion Picture Education

Unwritten Record

While women often served as editors or scenario writers in the early days of film, we had seen little evidence of women working on military films, or really any early government films, so this was cause for excitement. Army Signal Corps United States Department of Agriculture

EU data governance regulation – a wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins – Part 1

Data Protection Report

On 25 November 2020, the European Commission ( EC ) published its proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR ), which will create a new legal framework to encourage the development of a European single market for data. What are the objectives of the Data Governance Regulation? The Data Strategy proposed the establishment of nine common European data spaces for data sharing and pooling, including health, mobility, manufacturing, financial services, energy, and agriculture.

Connecting The Dots: The Kremlin’s Links to Cyber Crime

The Security Ledger

Related Stories Episode 217: What Fighting Pirates Teaches Us About Ransomware Episode 218: Denial of Sustenance Attacks -The Cyber Risk To Agriculture Episode 222: US Rep. cybercrime espionage Government Malware ransomware Reports Russia SolarWinds threat intelligence Threats malware

Episode 228: CISA’s Eric Goldstein on being Everyone’s Friend in Cyber

The Security Ledger

Eric Goldstein, Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), says the agency is all about helping companies and local government to keep hackers at bay.

US Government Accountability Office Releases New Report On The Internet of Things (IoT)

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

On May 15, 2017, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report entitled “ Internet of Things: Status and implications of an increasingly connected world.” IoT is also impacting supply chain and agriculture industries, enhancing productivity and efficiency. As IoT technology increases, so too will the regulatory landscape governing its use.

GUEST ESSAY: Why organizations need to prepare for cyber attacks fueled by quantum computers

The Last Watchdog

It is now more important than ever for companies to share cyberattack and ransomware data with the government to ensure that we can defend and prepare much better than before. The company did not notify the federal government about the ransomware attack until well after it happened.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2020 ­– 7 billion records breached

IT Governance

Florence, AL, government hit by cyber attack (unknown). China launches cyber attacks on government websites and banks following India massacre (unknown). Australian government bombarded by cyber attacks (unknown).

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached

IT Governance

The post List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog. We recorded 103 cyber security incidents in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records.

Alleged China-linked hackers used SolarWinds bug to breach National Finance Center

Security Affairs

Department of Agriculture, that provides human resources and payroll services to hundreds of federal agencies. Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised.”

Spotlight: Dorothea Lange

Unwritten Record

However, among the holdings of the NARA Still Picture Branch, there are two main series where her photographs can be found: 83-G: Photographic Prints Documenting Programs and Activities of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Predecessor Agencies (ca.

Facebook links cyberespionage group APT32 to Vietnamese IT firm

Security Affairs

The APT32 group has been active since at least 2012, it has targeted organizations across multiple industries and foreign governments, dissidents, and journalists. Facebook has suspended some accounts linked to APT32 that were involved in cyber espionage campaigns to spread malware.

Aunt Sammy and Her Radio Recipes

Unwritten Record

Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Home Economics and Farm Radio Service. Department of Agriculture, shown at one of her broadcasts over the National Farm and Home Hour, National Broadcasting Company Blue Network (16-G-37-BN-139D0 Photograph of Ruth Van DeMan (16-G-37-BN-139B).

JBS attack has likely a Russian origin

Security Affairs

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Air Force One that the company notified the US government Sunday that it was the victim of a ransomware attack. Karine Jean-Pierre also said that the United States has contacted Russia’s government about the cyber attack.

Episode 231: Solving the US’s Endemic Cybersecurity Worker Shortage

The Security Ledger

Related Stories Spotlight: How Secrets Sprawl Undermines Software Supply Chain Security Episode 228: CISA’s Eric Goldstein and the Challenge of Being Everyone’s Friend in Cyber Episode 227: What’s Fueling Cyber Attacks on Agriculture ?

Two more cyber attacks hit Israel’s water facilities in June

Security Affairs

One of the attacks hit agricultural water pumps in upper Galilee, while the other one hit water pumps in the central province of Mateh Yehuda. According to local media, the targets of the attacks were small drainage installations in the agriculture sector.

Remarkable Records: Wildlife Edition

The Texas Record

While we all have our own “favorites,” the twelve local government retention schedules include several series one might call “remarkable,” including this one: PW5550-03c WILDLIFE RECORDS Necropsy reports on dead marine mammals.

Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo

Krebs on Security

The Gunnebo Group is a Swedish multinational company that provides physical security to a variety of customers globally, including banks, government agencies, airports, casinos, jewelry stores, tax agencies and even nuclear power plants.

Another SolarWinds Orion Hack

Schneier on Security

Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised. […].

Security Affairs newsletter Round 365 by Pierluigi Paganini

Security Affairs

A new round of the weekly Security Affairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs for free in your email box. If you want to also receive for free the newsletter with the international press subscribe here.

San Francisco 49ers NFL team discloses BlackByte ransomware attack

Security Affairs

As of November 2021, BlackByte ransomware had compromised multiple US and foreign businesses, including entities in at least three US critical infrastructure sectors (government facilities, financial, and food & agriculture).”

Remarkable Records: Hides and Animal Inspection Records

The Texas Record

The second act came in 2009 by the 81st Legislature House Bill 328 to abolish the office and remove it from statutes such as the Election Code, Agriculture Code, and the Local Government Code.

American food processing giant JBS Foods halts production after cyberattack

Security Affairs

The company already notified the Australian government. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud confirmed the government was aware of the attack.

BlackByte ransomware breached at least 3 US critical infrastructure organizations

Security Affairs

As of November 2021, BlackByte ransomware had compromised multiple US and foreign businesses, including entities in at least three US critical infrastructure sectors (government facilities, financial, and food & agriculture).”

Episode 235: Justine Bone of MedSec on Healthcare Insecurity

The Security Ledger

The attack was the most significant to date on an Irish government agency and essentially froze HSE’s IT systems, which are used by the agency’s 54 public hospitals. Episode 218: Denial of Sustenance Attacks -The Cyber Risk To Agriculture.

Episode 233: Unpacking Log4Shell’s Un-coordinated Disclosure Chaos

The Security Ledger

Episode 229: BugCrowd’s Casey Ellis On What’s Hot In Bug Hunting Episode 227: What’s Fueling Cyber Attacks on Agriculture ?

Israel announced to have foiled an attempted cyber-attack on defence firms

Security Affairs

The Israeli statement did not explicitly refer to the government of Pyongyang and did not provide details about the attack (the targeted companies, data of the attack).

Chinese hackers stole info from Spanish centers working on Covid19 vaccine

Security Affairs

In July, US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with China’s Ministry of State Security with hacking into computer systems of government organizations and companies worldwide.

Australia: Consumer Data Right pipeline to cast a wide net

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

These sectors include: insurance (both general and health insurance); groceries; loyalty schemes; non-bank lenders; superannuation; transport; government; health; education; and. agriculture. Authors: Anthony Lloyd , Alex Horder. Background.

Iranian hackers access unsecured HMI at Israeli Water Facility

Security Affairs

One of the attacks hit agricultural water pumps in upper Galilee, while the other one hit water pumps in the central province of Mateh Yehuda. A group of Iranian hackers gained access to a un unprotected ICS at an Israeli Water Facility and posted a video as proof of the hack.

Access 103

TrickBot member extradited to US faces up to 60 years in prison

Security Affairs

The man was arrested at the end of August at the Seoul international airport, he has remained stuck in the Asian country since February 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the local government and the cancelation of international travel.

Episode 214: Darkside Down: What The Colonial Attack Means For The Future of Ransomware

The Security Ledger

» Related Stories Deere John: Researcher Warns Ag Giant’s Site Provides a Map to Customers, Equipment Dispute Over Data Leak Highlights Legal Risks for UK Researchers Seeds of Destruction: Cyber Risk Is Growing in Agriculture. government into an unanticipated crisis.

Watch out, ransomware attack risk increases on holidays and weekends, FBI and CISA

Security Affairs

The government agencies have observed an increase in ransomware attacks occurring on holidays and weekends, the choice of these period is motivated by the lower level of defense due to the reduced presence of the personnel.

Sodinokibi ransomware gang launches auction site to sell stolen data

Security Affairs

In June 2019, the ransomware hit several managed service providers , while in August the same malware infected the company behind DDS Safe solution used by hundreds of dental offices and at least 23 Texas local governments as the result of a coordinated effort.