Topic: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SECTOR
Paper type: Research Paper
Number of soruces: 3
Language: English (U.S.)
Prior to developing your initial discussion forum post review Goal 3 of the DHS Strategic Plan: FY2020-2024. Then read Chapter 8 of your primary text, the Rinaldi, Peerenboom, and Kelly (2001) article “Identifying, Understanding, and Analyzing Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies” (https://sci-hub.tw/10.1109/37.969131) , and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (2017) Critical Infrastructure Sectors (https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/06/statement-secretary-johnson-designation-election-infrastructure-critical.) web page. Bullock, Haddow, and Coppola write, “Perhaps, the most appropriate characterization of the twenty-first century is that of an age when all people and, to a growing degree, all things are interconnected” (2016). It is the cyber world that really ties all of the infrastructures together, whether it is our electrical systems, financial systems, transportation systems, or health systems, they are all connected through the information infrastructure. If not the foundation of American and much of the modern world societies, it is clearly a cornerstone. Hence, the protection of the cyber world is a key importance to America and is why security of the Infrastructure and the Cyber world is a major goal of the Department of Homeland Security. Based on your knowledge, experiences, and the readings, select one of the 16 critical infrastructures and show how it makes use of the cyber world to support American society effectively. Selected topic: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SECTOR Has the infrastructure been the focus of an attack? Are there examples of an attack? Is the infrastructure vulnerable to a cyberattack? What are some of the effects of interruption of this critical infrastructure.
Cyber-attacks against the key infrastructure sectors could be damaging to the economy of the US to a large extent. A larger percentage of the Food and Agricultura sector is privately owned (Brenner, 2017). Crippling the sector would severely damage the economy of the nation causing panic and massive protests among the civilians. Farmers’ concerns are on the new vulnerabilities with farming equipment. Terrorists across the world have been researching on ways to ensure they cause a denting damage to the US....