Jay Humphrey, AgTrax Director of Information Technology, to speak on ‘Cybersecurity and the threat to Cooperatives.'
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (June 27, 2022) – AgTrax, a global agribusiness software solutions company, headquartered in downtown Hutchinson, Kan., announced that Jay Humphrey, Director of Information Technology, is scheduled to speak at the Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council (OACC), CEO & Board Retreat, Tues., July 26 at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time) at Margaritaville Lake Resort-Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO. The focus of the AgTrax sponsored Retreat will be on “Navigating changes in the cooperative business model, governance, and agriculture in general.”
The topic of Mr. Humphrey’s presentation will be on ‘Cybersecurity and the threat to Cooperatives;’ which is both timely and relevant, as the cyber division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), released in April 20, 2022 that Agricultural cooperatives should be on high alert, and taking all possible precautions to safeguard their operations against cyberattacks.
Together, the FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) have seen ransomware incidents against 14 of 16 critical infrastructure sectors in the United States, including food and agriculture, the defense industry, emergency services, government facilities, and information technology sectors. Two of the most recent attacks against the food and agriculture sector, one in February 2022 and one in March 2022, directly targeted feed mills and grain processors:
- In February 2022, a company providing feed milling and other agricultural services reported two instances in which an unauthorized actor gained access to some of its systems and may have attempted to initiate a ransomware attack. The attempts were detected and stopped before encryption occurred.
- In March 2022, a multi-state grain company suffered a Lockbit 2.0 ransomware attack. In addition to grain processing, the company provides seed, fertilizer, and logistics services, which are critical during the spring planting season.
For more information on the OACC 2022 CEO & Board Retreat, scheduled for July 25-28, 2022, contact the Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council | 5100 N. Brookline, STE 450 | Oklahoma City, OK 73112 | Phone: (405) 492-6927 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For 26-years and counting, AgTrax has been the ‘game-changing leader’ in the agribusiness software market; having contributed significantly to the global agriculture industry, inclusive of a majority of the top U.S agriculture-producing States, and the second-largest province in central Canada. The company’s agribusiness software solutions are designed specifically for grain elevators, full-service cooperatives, feed stores, agronomy product and service providers, and other types of businesses in agriculture. Agribusiness accounting is the core of what AgTrax does, but the diversity in its system architecture and introduction of integrated partner applications, make AgTrax the best fit for any agribusiness. Learn more at: www.agtrax.com
Incorporated in 1973, the Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council (OACC) is a member-supported organization advocating for agricultural cooperatives and their producer members. Our mission is to enhance the understanding of cooperatives and advance their development. OACC serves as the voice for agricultural cooperatives in the legislative and regulatory affairs process and provides educational resources to help strengthen our member cooperatives. Our members include local, statewide and regional agricultural cooperatives that help their members remain competitive in a global marketplace. Learn more at: www.okagcoop.org
Michael Hinton | Director of Sales & Marketing
AGTRAX® Advanced Software Solutions for Agribusiness
10 South Main, Ste. A, Hutchinson, KS 67501
DID: 620.560.6414 | Cell: 620.899.8387