ABSTRACT

Threats to Precision Agriculture   [open pdf - 940KB]

From the Overview: "Threats to Precision Agriculture addresses the security threats related to the adoption and impact of new digital technologies in crop and livestock production. Precision agriculture employs a variety of embedded and connected technologies that rely on remote sensing, global positioning systems, and communication systems to generate big data, data analytics, and machine learning. These technologies allow for more precise application of agricultural and livestock management inputs such as fertilizer, seeds, and pesticides, resulting in lower costs and improved yields. A consequence of this rapidly advancing digital revolution is the increased exposure to cyber and other vulnerabilities to the agricultural sector. We have highlighted the potential vulnerabilities arising from using precision agriculture, identified potential threat scenarios, and suggest possible best practices for producers and related agri-businesses."

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2018
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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