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Introducing the Farm and Food Cybersecurity Act for US lawmakers

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US lawmakers have introduced the Farm and Food Cybersecurity Act, which aims to improve cybersecurity protections within the food and agriculture sector. The bipartisan legislation directs the Secretary of Agriculture to assess cyber threats to the sector every two years and make recommendations for improving security and resilience. The bill also requires the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct annual cross-sector crisis simulation exercises to assess preparedness in the event of food-related cyber emergencies or disruptions. The legislation is co-sponsored by over a dozen lawmakers and supported by various associations and federations in the agriculture and food sector.

US lawmakers have introduced the Farm and Food Cybersecurity Act, which aims to improve cybersecurity protections within the food and agriculture sector.

The bipartisan legislation directs the Secretary of Agriculture to assess cyber threats to the sector every two years and make recommendations for improving security and resilience.

Additionally, the bill requires the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct annual cross-sector crisis simulation exercises to assess preparedness in the event of food-related cyber emergencies or disruptions.

The bill was introduced in the House by representatives Brad Finstad and Elissa Slotkin, and in the Senate by senators Tom Cotton and Kristen Gillibrand.

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