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USDA, FDA to Host Cybersecurity Summit for Food & Ag Industry
USAgNet - 10/22/2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture are hosting the Cybersecurity Summit for Private Industry Partners in Food and Agriculture on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST. The summit will provide a forum for sharing information among food and agriculture industry Chief Executive Officers (CEO), Chief Information Officers (CIO), and Chief Information Security Officers (CISO).

Greg Beck, NGFA First Vice Chairman Greg Beck, senior vice president of the Grain Division at CGB Enterprises, is featured as a speaker.

“Ongoing ransomware attacks affecting the food and agriculture sectors demonstrate the importance of cybersecurity as an element of supply chain security,” note USDA and FDA. “To this end, we are hosting this Cyber Security Summit to discuss, with industry leaders, the threats cyber-attacks pose to the food and agricultural sector. We will also discuss what steps industry can take to harden their systems, reporting mechanisms, and resources available to mitigate existing threats. We will encourage dialogue that ensures attendees are familiar with the roles we each play in ensuring the safety and security of our shared industries.”

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