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Food Manufacturers At Risk Of Potentially Damaging Cyber Attacks, Study Finds

Published on Sep 25 2019 7:40 AM in Supply Chain tagged: Featured Post / Trending Posts / Cyber Attack / Paywall / Food Manufacturing / Food Protection and Defense Institute / FDPI / University of Minnesota

Food Manufacturers At Risk Of Potentially Damaging Cyber Attacks, Study Finds

Companies operating in the food manufacturing industry are at risk of potential cyber attacks, and should take measures to ensure that their digital platforms are as safe as possible, a new study has found.

The report, from the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) at the University of Minnesota, says that while the food industry has not yet been the target of expensive cyber attacks, there is a strong chance that they will be in the future, particularly as commonly-targeted sectors, such as energy and finance, are becoming more and more watertight.


'The food industry is [...] already a frequent target of criminals, including transnational criminal organisations engaged in large-scale food fraud, counterfeiting, theft, and smuggling,' the FDPI said in its report, Adulterating More Than Food: The Cyber Risk To Food Processing And Manufacturing.

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