Continuing security concerns and the coming storm with nation states

By R.A. Norton A recent article published by Washington’s Top News probably was missed by most food defense managers. Although the headline is a bit sensationalized, the article, entitled “US official: ISIS has ‘people in place’ to conduct ‘steady’ attacks,” actually Read More …

New level of threat from ISIS

THREAT INTELLIGENCE British citizens are facing a level of threat from terrorists not seen since the IRA bombings of the ’70s, the country’s new terrorism watchdog told UK’s Telegraph newspaper. Max Hill said the terrorist group ISIS was planning “indiscriminate Read More …

A guided tour through the world of cybercrime

Every executive in agriculture or food processing needs to be aware of cyber-security, so here’s a guided tour through the world of cybercrime. One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public, a cybersecurity professional Read More …

Computer mikes used to ‘bug’ sensitive targets, security firm says

Companies in the vital agriculture and water sectors cannot be too careful about cybersecurity. CyberX, a new Israeli cyber-industrial security firm, says it has discovered a new, large-scale “cyber-reconnaissance operation” targeting a broad range of targets in the Ukraine. PC microphones Read More …

Failed restaurant bombings reveal puzzling pattern

A series of failed bombings at popular, crowded eating places suggests a disturbing pattern that hasn’t percolated into public awareness yet. The attempts underscore the fact that hotels and restaurants, places where people gather in close proximity, are attractive targets Read More …

Daily Digest

TERRORISM Corporations should prepare for terrorism: Last week, some 800 Austrian police officers conducted a series of raids in the capital of Vienna and in Graz which saw 16 separate domestic premises searched and led to the arrest of 14 radical Read More …

The importance of cyber security

Food defense done right includes the very important elements of cyber security. Threats to food corporations can emanate from many directions, including insiders, foreign governments and military, hackers and hacktivists, criminal organizations and economic competitors. The food production and processing Read More …

Daily Digest

TERRORISM Alabama emergency trainees exposed to ricin: Because of yet another mix-up with bioterror pathogens, a federal terrorism response training center in Alabama says it mistakenly exposed more than 9,600 firefighters, paramedics and other students to a deadly toxin over the Read More …

Daily Digest

Top food safety prosecutor predicts Trump won’t change focus: Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer predicts president-elect Donald Trump’s administration will continue to support holding individuals responsible for corporate wrongdoing because “it isn’t ideological, it’s good law enforcement.” Read More …