Cyber-attacks are on the rise, they can be financially devastating, disrupting and upsetting to individuals and businesses. Cyber criminals aim to exploit human or security vulnerabilities in order to steal passwords, data or money directly, and the agricultural sector is no exception.
Almost half (46%) of businesses identified cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. This criminal trend is an on-going threat to businesses of all natures and sizes, it is not just the larger organisations who need to invest in cyber security.
Cyber security can often appear to be a complex daunting subject, but prevention plays an important role in tackling the crime. The NFU hope this booklet will provide farmers with practical step by step guidance which can easily be implemented to build towards better resilience against cyber criminals and reduce the chances of being a target.