Even before COVID-19, the food sector was integrating technology in production, increasing use of automation, robotics, AI and other technologies to drive productivity and improve efficiency. The criticality of these operationally focussed technologies accelerated as the market changed in response to the pandemic.
This has provided cybercriminals and hackers with increasing opportunity to impact the sector; creating significant fiscal risk and operational issues across the functionality of the entire C-Suite, ranging from not just the quality and safety of food, but operations within food and beverage businesses including manufacturing, production, transportation and marketing.
The first session in our four-part webinar series will first provide an overview of how cybersecurity vulnerabilities, if left unaddressed, will impact the functional areas under the CEO, CFO, COO, CPO and CMO. In the following live events the focus will narrow to specific subjects including digital transformation, Industry 4.0 and the increasing migration of the direct-to-consumer model. How different parts of food sector operations can be impacted, and how to identify and manage risk around each of these trends will be discussed.