Cyber Security in Agriculture

Monday November 29, 2021 at 6:30pm to Monday November 29, 2021 at 7:30pm

Aboyne Hall at Wellington County Museum and Archives

Collection of symbols: rain, temperatures, growing crops and a thumbprint.

Agriculture is becoming increasingly high-tech, and during the last year of lockdowns many local farms took their businesses online for the first time to offer virtual farm gate sales. With this growing connectivity comes the responsibility of managing more data, as well as increased risk of being vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

To support farmers' knowledge of these issues, Wellington County is offering workshops on cyber security in agriculture:

Monday November 29, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Harriston Branch Library.


These events are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required; please register here.

Workshop details:
The workshops will be run by the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance and feature speaker Ritesh Kotak, a cyber security expert and frequent guest panelist on CTV news.

Workshop content will include a presentation on common threats and vulnerabilities, discussion of best practices, a handout on tips and tricks, and a conversation with researchers seeking feedback to inform new resource development.

In addition, ten participants from these two workshops will be chosen for a no-cost follow-up visit from local cybersecurity consultant Elitesec. These on-farm visits will offer personal coaching in best practices and address site-specific questions.

For more information, contact Justine Dainard at or call 519.837.2600 x 2540