Food Security magazine interview – Cyberattacks: What food processors won’t talk about

May 23, 2021
With the concerns being voiced about the need for critical infrastructure cyber security in electric, water (Oldsmar), and energy (Colonial Pipelines), I have seen little discussion about the food sector which has no cyber security requirements for the control systems used in the food manufacturing process (Food Safety Management Act). Consequently, March 14, 2021 I issued a blog on the lack of control system cyber security in food and agriculture industry even though there have been control system cyber incidents since the late 1990s (https://www.controlglobal.com/blogs/unfettered/the-us-food-supply-is-neither-cybersecure-nor-safe-from-control-system-cyber-threats/). As a result of that blog, I had an interview with Wayne Labs of Food Security. The interview, “Cyberattacks: What food processors won’t talk about” can be found in the May 2021 issue of Food Engineering - https://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/99451-cyberattacks-what-food-processors-wont-talk-about?oly_enc_id=1194A2372267A2V

With the concerns being voiced about the need for critical infrastructure cyber security in electric, water (Oldsmar), and energy (Colonial Pipelines), I have seen little discussion about the food sector which has no cyber security requirements for the control systems used in the food manufacturing process (Food Safety Management Act). Consequently, March 14, 2021 I issued a blog on the lack of control system cyber security in food and agriculture industry even though there have been control system cyber incidents since the late 1990s (https://www.controlglobal.com/blogs/unfettered/the-us-food-supply-is-neither-cybersecure-nor-safe-from-control-system-cyber-threats/). As a result of that blog, I had an interview with Wayne Labs of Food Security. The interview, “Cyberattacks: What food processors won’t talk about” can be found in the May 2021 issue of Food Engineering - https://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/99451-cyberattacks-what-food-processors-wont-talk-about?oly_enc_id=1194A2372267A2V

Joe Weiss