An expert in ag business computer systems says the food and ag sector is a prime target for ransomware attacks.
Michael Moore is with EFC Systems, a company that develops software and digital solutions for ag businesses.
“Budgets are allocating less than 1% of their gross revenues to technology, so they are easy targets. There is a lot of vulnerabilities based on limited budgets in ag and I feel like that is fairly well-known.”
He tells Brownfield anyone in the sector with sensitive data like social security and tax identification numbers stored on computers should be prepared for a ransomware attack.