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Professor warns, food sector will be on front lines in cyber conflict

By Charlie Mitchell / January 3, 2020

The food and agriculture sector is in the cross-hairs of international cyber adversaries just like every other critical infrastructure, according to Auburn University professor Robert Norton, who is urging agri-businesses of all sizes to “empower yourself” through information sharing, workforce training and other steps.

“The food supply is a target of adversaries,” said Norton, who has written extensively on the food supply chain, including the possibility that it could be targeted in a conflict with China. “Many of the problems...

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