Cyberattacks are a continued and growing threat for all businesses. Small businesses, like agricultural and rural businesses, should not think they are immune to this threat: obscurity is not security. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication includes some cybersecurity best practices and links to resources for further education. Written by Lauri M. Baker, Cheryl R. Boyer, and Russell Boyer.
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