National AgTech Forum

Ag Cyber Security

The National AgTech Forum is a collaborative event series offered by AgLaunchAgStart and NCBiotech. These monthly events will feature a panel of experts sharing information and differing perspectives on key topics relevant to the ag tech industry.

Agenda

August's event, hosted by NCBiotech, will focus on the need for improved cyber security for protecting agriculture.  We have all heard the stories about recent attacks on important companies and infrastructure such as Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods, Brenntag, NBA, Kia, and others, However, do we really understand the full extent of risks to our food supply chain?  Crazy things happened when there was a shortage of fuel, so imagine a shortage of food!  Join us to hear about cyber threats facing agriculture, their impacts and how we can be better prepared.  (Video)

Resources Cited in Program

Agriculture as Critical Infrastructure

Recent Ag Hacks / Attacks

Glossary of Cyber Terminology: CISA Cybersecurity Glossary 

Social Engineered Attack: Nevernight FBI Video

Verizon Data Breach: Verizon Investigations Report 2021

Deep Fakes: The Cybersecurity Reality Distortion Field: Deepfakes and Other Manipulated Data (Security Magazine)

Additional Resources

 

Speakers

Bill Danker Photo Bill Danker (Forum Leader)
Principal Industry Consultant, AgTech
SAS Institute Inc.
Rose Photo Andrew Rose (Forum Leader)
Senior Advisor, F3Tech
Blake Bextine Photo Blake Bextine, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Boakye Photo Alex Boakye
Vice President Cyber Analytics Research and Development
SAS Institute Inc.
Michael Carpenter

Michael Carpenter
Head of Cyber Protect
BASF Corporation

Andy Kennedy Photo Andy Kennedy
Co-Leader, Office of Food Policy & Response
United States Food and Drug Administration

 
Regional Annual Sponsors

LaunchLab Logo

Global Ag Logo

 

HPG Logo

Myers Bigel Logo

Smith Anderson Logo

 

More Information

COVID-19 safety information:

August will also be our first Forum back in person for our RTP folks. Please join us after the program for a networking reception of beer, wine, great food and friends we haven't seen in a while. We know safety is still a concern and the reception will be in our garden. Masks will be worn during the program based on Durham County current mandates.  Please know we are taking all precautions to keep our ecosystem safe, healthy and thriving. 

Have Questions or Topic Suggestions?

For questions or more information, contact:
Michelle VonCannon
Agriculture Program and Event Manager

Agriculture Sector Development

919-549-8858 | michelle_voncannon@ncbiotech.org

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Hybrid Event:

In-person Registration/Networking begins at 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Program (in-person/virtual) begins at 1 p.m. Pacific | 3 p.m. Central | 4 p.m. Eastern

In-person networking reception at NCBiotech at 5:30 p.m.

In-person events are $10 / Virtual events are free
Agriculture
Have Questions or Topic Suggestions?

For questions or more information, contact:
Michelle VonCannon
Agriculture Program and Event Manager

Agriculture Sector Development

919-549-8858 | michelle_voncannon@ncbiotech.org