Cybersecurity for Food Security (CyFoo)

CyFoo studies the impact of malicious actors and vulnerabilities on the food supply.

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CyFoo studies the impact of malicious actors and vulnerabilities on the food supply. The project aims to investigate vulnerabilities and their impact in order to develop a risk analysis framework and policy guidelines to support users in understanding and mitigating the cybersecurity risks from sensor-driven digital infrastructure (Agritech).

Agriculture is ever more reliant upon Agritech to optimise production processes. Such technology has shown great potential, leading to significant cost reduction and thereby profit increase. This means Agritech is highly disruptive in a sector with historically low profitability.

This project deploys Agritech field studies to investigate user understanding, perception, and behaviour towards risk. In particular, the project considers sensor-driven technology used for food production, such as precision agriculture (PA) and precision livestock farming (PLF). One focus is to analyse devices to study security vulnerabilities and their impact on food security and safety.