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.

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


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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 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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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. […].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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).

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.,

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.

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.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs – Photographs Finding Aid: A Closer Look

Unwritten Record

75-ID-91, Alexander Gardner Portraits of Tribal Delegations to the Federal Government, 1872-1872. We can search for a variety of topics, listed in alphabetical order, from Agriculture to Transportation.

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.”

The Internet of Things (IoT): Managing the Data Tsunami


Yet along that path there will be numerous obstacles to overcome – chiefly related to data privacy and governance. The Internet-of-Things has the potential to transform a range of industries – from automotive and agriculture through to healthcare, home appliances and insurance services. Nor that of governments measuring physical stresses on bridges and buildings to safeguard their structural integrity. Data governance holds the key.

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).

Unwrapping the Archives

The Texas Record

The less serious answer are the lighthearted doodles added to records by government employees. The State Archives primarily collects records that have enduring value and were created or maintained by Texas government.

Spotlight: Happy Birthday, West Virginia

Unwritten Record

The state was created when several northern Virginia counties were admitted to the Union during the Civil War after several years of petitioning the United States Government. West Virginia officially became a state on June 20, 1863 and will celebrate its 157th birthday this year.

Mobile Libraries: Culture on the Go

Unwritten Record

government used bookmobiles to promote a concept known as “cultural diplomacy.” The American government was taking a greater role in global affairs following the end of World War II, as the Marshall Plan and the Smith-Mundt Act in 1948 clearly demonstrate.

Telstra warns public trust will crumble unless access to data is limited

The Guardian Data Protection

Telco says diverse agencies accessing data through legal loophole need to follow the same process as law enforcement bodies Telstra has warned that public trust in the security of their data will be eroded if government agencies continue to be allowed access to it without appropriate authorisation.

Visual Cues and Clues: Picking the Right Record Group for Still Pictures

Unwritten Record

At the National Archives, Record Groups serve as a way to organize records into specific groups based on which Government Agency created, maintained, or arranged those records. Why would the US Government have or produce these photos?

Spotlight: Photographs Documenting the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Unwritten Record

They also help inform the public about government photographic resources that are available. Executive Order 6101 , which established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)*, was signed on April 5, 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Stock Footage Spotlight: Historically Black Colleges and Universities in WWII

Unwritten Record

The slates listed some names of schools and government agencies. Prairie View students study agriculture and learn to forge machine parts and tools. When scanning films in the National Archives Motion Picture Lab, we sometimes come across images that we want to learn more about. We recently transferred several reels of unedited footage depicting African American college students in various classroom settings.

Improving economic forecasting with AI


In addition to government activities, this advanced modeling approach has applications in policy analysis, academic settings and other organizations. Real-time, multidimensional economic modeling will enable government policymakers to study the impacts and trends of major economic failures in the world economy from a new, big data analytics perspective. economic activity, including private consumption and investments, government spending and foreign trade and investment.