Community Safety Knowledge Alliance Release National Survey On Farm-Based Cybersecurity

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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:

English https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y2JC2YW
French https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y2JC2YW?lang=fr

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.

For more information contact:
Shannon Fraser-Hansen
306-384-2751
sfraserhansen@cskacanada.ca

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