The Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA) today announced the release
of a national survey of agricultural producers.
Listening to Canadian Farmers invites producers from across the country to share their views and experiences about digital technology and cyber security in farm operations. Producer insights will help improve cyber security on-farms and across Canada’s agricultural sector.
The survey is part of the Cyber Security Capacity in Canadian Agriculture initiative, announced in March 2021 (Government of Canada announces funding to enhance cyber security in Canadian agriculture sector – Canada.ca). Partly funded by the Government of Canada’s Cyber Security Cooperation Program, and led by the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA), this initiative will help farm operators strengthen cyber security in order to reduce business and production-related risks.
The survey will be open until February 18, 2022.
The survey is available at:
More information is available at www.cskacanada.ca
CSKA’s lead investigator, Dr. Janos Botschner, pointed out, “with the growing digitization of agriculture, the range and impacts of vulnerabilities are becoming more numerous and more complex. It is hard for operators to keep pace with the rate of change. Yet, little work has been done to understand and address cyber security within this ecosystem, and from the perspectives of farmers. This initiative will help to address this gap in ways that emphasize the needs of the family businesses that represent almost three quarters of Canadian agricultural production.
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