FBI Panel – Cyber Threats in Food and Agriculture
Moderator: Kyle Waggoner, Director Information Security, Perdue Farms
Panelists: David Ring, Cyber Division Section Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Thomas Breeden, Supervisory Special Agent, Baltimore Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation
According to the FBI, cybercrime in 2020 alone cost businesses $4.1 billion in losses stemming from ransomware, phishing, and business email compromise attacks. Personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division and Baltimore Field Office provided information on current and projected cyber threats, with examples specific to the Food and Agriculture industry. Topics included ransomware, business email compromise, insider threats, and how companies and individuals can protect themselves.