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December 6, 2018In the News

Producers urged to protect digital security

The Western Producer

Michael Best attorney Adrienne Ehrhardt was featured in The Western Producer's article, "Producers urged to protect digital security" on December 6, 2018.

Adrienne Ehrhardt, a cybersecurity expert with U.S. law firm Michael Best and Frederich, said many farmers don’t realize how vulnerable their production systems are to cyberattacks.

“The consequences are much more dire than just a data breach…. This could have real results in terms of really affecting whether a crop dies or lives, or whether a disease within an animal population is contained,” said Ehrhardt.

The two lawyers spoke at the Grain World conference in Winnipeg Nov. 14 and urged farmers to take digital security seriously.

Hackable devices and systems exist everywhere in modern farming.

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