Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are revolutionizing the agriculture industry, but also increasing its exposure and vulnerabilities to cyberattacks. In 2020, the average cost of a data breach in the U.S. was $8.64 million, according to the Ponemon Institute; its 5.5% increase from the previous year indicates that cyberthreats will only grow. On average, interconnected devices (IoT) increased costs by over 5%, and compliance failures increased the costs 6.6%. Agribusinesses cannot afford the financial repercussions and production slowdown of a security breach. As IoT connections rise, cybersecurity investments must increase to match it.
What is Cybersecurity for the agri-food sector?
Agriculture cybersecurity encompasses the technologies, processes, and security awareness training that protect infrastructure and devices from cyberthreats. Cybersecurity services include risk assessments, anti-virus software, and firmware patches to prevent security breaches and downtime. Incident response validates and eradicates threats, while cloud backup and disaster recovery ensure business continuity.
How can Cybersecurity improve your agribusiness?
Benefits of NexusTek’s Cybersecurity in Agriculture
As an SSAE 18 SOC II certified company, NexusTek takes security and compliance seriously. Our certified engineers assess your infrastructure for weaknesses, customize a managed cybersecurity plan to your needs, prepare and secure IT systems, and monitor threat alerts 24/7/365. NexusTek stays vigilant and protects your agribusiness’ infrastructure, even when the sun goes down.
Protect your Agribusiness with Managed Cybersecurity to:
- Reduce new vulnerabilities from IoT connections in precision agriculture.
- Prevent data breaches and decrease their costs.
- Identify and eliminate cyber threats to minimize damage.