Should The Agriculture Industry Focus On Cybersecurity? - HCS

Should The Agriculture Industry Focus On Cybersecurity?

Should The Agriculture Industry Focus On Cybersecurity?
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In the past two decades, agricultural technology have experienced many advancements and now cybersecurity isn’t an option but a necessity. The agricultural industry is particularly at risk of hacking, viruses and many of forms of cybersecurity breaches.

Data privacy is particularly imporant to businesses within the agricultural industry, businesses must protect sensitive information, such as yield data, land prices and herd health. If a cybercriminal infiltrated a system and released this information it could cause many negetive impacts to the business in question.

Ensuring Your Agricultural Business Remains Secure

Secure Mobile Devices

Mobile phones are no longer just used for making calls and users now generally carry as much data on their mobile devices as they do on their computer. From banking apps to emails containing sensitive data your business’ mobile devices must be secure. These devices should have the latest security protections to avoid malware, viruses and hacking.

Secure Your WiFi Network

When using WiFi, ensure an encrypted code is in place to ensure only personalised individuals can access it. Appropriate firewalls should be in place to ensure data is not accessed by unauthorised individuals.

Backup Your Data

Every business should have a contingency plan in the event of data loss. Choosing the right cloud for your business will ensure your data is secure and backed-up in the event of data loss. Properly backing up your data will ensure that your data can be recovered in the event of data loss.

Keep Your Team Informed

Depending on your business, employees and vendors may share your WiFi or regularly use their own devices for work purposes. Your team should be trained on all aspects of cybersecurity to ensure they don’t unknowingly cause a security breach. Cybersecurity is not the responsibility of just one employee but it is the responsibility of the entire team.

Being aware of the security needs of your business is the first step in ensuring you are secure and preventing security breaches and data loss. To learn more about ensure your business is secured against cyber threats, contact our team today!

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