The Federal Bureau of Investigation is encouraging farmers and ranchers to take steps to secure their operation’s data from cyber threats.
Eugene Kowel with the Omaha FBI Field Office says producers need to have a plan in place before an attack happens. “We encourage especially the larger producers, to reach out to the FBI, make that contact, build that connection. There’s a variety of groups you can join that we foster that shares information, and we share intelligence as we see it.”
Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue tells Brownfield some producers aren’t taking the issue seriously.