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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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 ?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. […].

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 ?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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).

German Government Asks Internet Companies to Develop Self-Regulatory Code for Geo Data Services and Proposes Draft Law

Hunton Privacy

On September 20, 2010, the German government under the leadership of the Federal Minister of the Interior held a summit on “Digitization of Cities and States – Opportunities and Limits of Private and Public Geo Data Services.” Approximately 50 experts attended, including the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, the Federal Minister of Justice and representatives from various companies, such as Deutsche Telekom, Google, Microsoft, Apple Inc.,

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.

Caretakers of the Sky: The Wright Brothers and Recording the Aerial Age

Unwritten Record

Despite such a momentous achievement, as laid out by the Smithsonian Institute, the US government initially took little interest in the Wright’s invention.

RG 263 CIA Published Maps: A Digitization Project In Progress

Unwritten Record

These maps date primarily from the 1940s to the 1970s, cover most areas of the world, and provide a particularly interesting glimpse into the activities and interests of the CIA and US government during the Cold War and Vietnam War.

White House to Corporate America: Take Ransomware Threat Seriously

eSecurity Planet

In the open letter dated June 3, Anne Neuberger, the NSC’s cybersecurity adviser, said that while the federal government is doing what it can to combat the accelerating threat, private sector organizations also play a crucial role. government. What Can the Government Do?

A cyberattack took offline websites of the Georgia agency

Security Affairs

“The Administrative Office of the Courts was offline Monday as the state government tried to contain the hack.” This incident follows other similar attacks on government systems, such as the one that hit the city of Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Some court websites of a Georgia state were brought offline after their systems were infected by ransomware in a cyber attack.

Visual Cues and Clues: Looking ON the Photo

Unwritten Record

Since the Signal Corps was a US Government organization, it is no surprise their photographs are found within the holdings of the Still Picture Branch at the National Archives. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.”

Eggplant Activism: Philadelphia Community Gardens and COVID-19


Local and State government hadn’t included specific regulations for gardens in their closure orders. Community gardens are an important part of our Commonwealth’s food and agricultural system,” Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said.

50 Years Makes a Difference! How Film Research Has Changed Since the 1972 Conference on Audiovisual Archives

Unwritten Record

You may have heard that the National Archives is partnering with the University of Maryland Cinema and Media Studies Program to present Films of State , an online conference on government-produced moving images (if not, check out my last blog post for more background).

Hunting the ICEFOG APT group after years of silence

Security Affairs

The cyber mercenaries were recruited by governments and private companies, it was composed of highly skilled hackers able to conduct sophisticated attacks. A security researcher found new evidence of activities conducted by the ICEFOG APT group, also tracked by the experts as Fucobha. Chi-en (Ashley) Shen, a senior security researcher at FireEye, collected evidence that demonstrates that China-linked APT group ICEFOG (aka Fucobha ) is still active.

The Importance of “Legacy” in Colleges and Universities

Rocket Software

North Carolina Central University, NC Agricultural and Technical State University, Alcorn State University, Tennessee State University and East Carolina University. By Cameron Seay , guest blogger. The global economy runs on mainframes.