Recently the NCSC issued their first-ever farmer-oriented guidance for cyber security after an increase in cyberattacks against farm businesses. The NCSC developed this guidance with the cooperation of the National Farmers Union, and urges all farmers to review the document. The first piece of guidance is to patch and update devices and software, including Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. Also, farmers are advised to enable automatic updates on as many devices as possible. Additionally, the NCSC recommends making regular backups of important documents, so that a ransomware attack does not result in the loss of invoices, orders, and other business-critical documents.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased