Security expert Joyce Hunter has been appointed as Chair of CyberAg’s newly established advisory board. 

CyberAg was created to advocate for increased cybersecurity investment in the U.S. Food Supply Chain. As Chair, Hunter will lead strategy development for CyberAg’s advisory services for the USDA, Farm Credit System and Industry partners.

“Agricultural cybersecurity is a rising concern as farmers adopt IoT technologies more rapidly,” said Hunter. “We must consider the speed of execution of these initiatives, and CyberAg is positioned to provide the resources necessary to aid American farmers immediately.”

Hunter currently serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), a non-profit cybersecurity think tank. With more than three decades of experience in the information technology industry, Hunter was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), then Acting CIO of the USDA and was named by Security magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Security in 2020.