By Robert Norton and Jason Lancaster

Imagine that you work for Acme-Z Food Corp. You go to your computer, only to find you are locked out of all your files and systems, which are being held for ransom. How much would you pay to get those files back? What would happen to your company if the accounts, the proprietary information, the records, the formulas, the recipes, and even the control software for your systems were gone—forever? Are cyberattacks an existential threat? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. Cybersecurity is one of the elements that can make or break your business. READ MORE

Editor’s note: Jason Lancaster is with SpyCloud, which helps businesses prevent data breaches and account takeover attacks by alerting when employee or company assets have been compromised. This is accomplished through an early warning breach detection service powered by a team of intelligence analysts. Check your organization’s exposure at This article first appeared in Food Safety magazine.