DHS has released a report to address cybersecurity threats to new precision agriculture technologies used in crop and livestock production. Precision agriculture employs a variety of embedded and connected technologies to generate data used to enhance agricultural and livestock management. As adoption of precision agriculture technology has increased, vulnerabilities and cyber threat issues have emerged. An attacker could exploit precision agriculture vulnerabilities to access sensitive data, steal resources, and destroy equipment.
NCCIC recommends users and administrators review the DHS report on Threats to Precision Agriculture for more information and apply the recommended mitigations.