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Technology and Farming: How to Protect Your Ag-Tech From Breaches


| 5/8/2020 10:41:00 AM


 

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Agricultural technology — often abbreviated as ag-tech — could open new opportunities for your small farm or homestead. However, ag-tech data breaches could substantially hinder your investments and operations. Here are six proactive ways to prevent them and protect your business:

1. Update Your Software

Installing software updates is one of the most straightforward things you can do to protect ag-tech infrastructure. However, this simple task is often overlooked. Software updates usually have security patches to address known weaknesses. Failing to install them leaves you especially open to risks. 

Brent Raeth, a managing partner at CatchMark Technologies, cites ignored updates as among the biggest cybersecurity threat areas. Raeth also said he often assists clients who have dozens of patches to install when he arrives to assess their systems.



See if your ag-tech software has an automatic update feature available. You could set it to look for updates every two weeks or so, then install them during off-hours over an active internet connection. Otherwise, think about setting a recurring reminder on your phone to check for new software manually. 





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