Precision agriculture uses a variety of data systems and advanced technology to operate. CHS Chief Information Security Officer Sarah Engstrom says with digital technology becoming more widespread, cybersecurity should be a top priority. “I think everyone is vulnerable in today’s day and age, not just agricultural folks. We live in a very digital world.” Engstrom says there are steps farmers can take to mitigate risk. “A lot of those type of IOT capabilities come with default passwords. So, ensure that you change those passwords to something longer, stronger, and more complex. Also make sure you access data or application through a secure network.”
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