The food and agriculture special interest group for the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) is becoming its own analysis center. The Food and Agriculture-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Food and Ag-ISAC) will serve as a tailored forum for food and agriculture companies to engage with leading security experts and analysts from industry peers to share cyber and physical threat intelligence, alerts, analysis and mitigation practices.

The food and agriculture sector is one of the most personally connected critical infrastructures because people depend on the reliable and steady delivery of food. The sector increasingly integrates new technology to feed the nation and the world, bringing important benefits for Americans’ everyday lives. This interdependency also has the potential to increase risk. The Food and Ag-ISAC comes close to the two-year anniversary of the ransomware attack on meat processing company, JBS S.A.

The Food and Ag-ISAC launches with mature capacity already in place to immediately help the industry keep pace with the increasingly complex threat environment. The Food and Ag-ISAC member companies will have day-one access to a trusted intelligence management platform, collaboratively developed adversary attack playbooks, vendor-neutral analyses, ransomware trackers, effective security practices and regular meetings with analysts in peer companies, among other benefits.