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FST-387NP

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Authored by Renata Carneiro, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Susan Duncan, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Ford Ramsey, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech; Hasan Seyyedhasani, Assistant Professor, School of Plant and Environmental Science, Virginia Tech; and Randall Murch, Affiliate Faculty, Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture, Virginia Tech.

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The use of computer-controlled machines, autonomous vehicles, robots, drones, cameras, sensors, wireless networks, and smart technology, for example, has led to major changes in how food is produced in the United States. Nevertheless, the wide use of technology in agriculture has brought a new threat to crop and livestock farming in the country: “cyber attacks”. This article discuss the importance of cyberbiosecurity and provides guidance on how to protect your farm and small business from cyber attacks.


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Publication Date

July 14, 2021