Security and Privacy Issues in Agricultural Data Sets
The agricultural sector has seen enormous growth of raw data sets in recent years. From real-time imagery of fields to livestock feed inventories, nearly everything of interest on the farm is being measured, logged, and stored somewhere online, either in private servers or in the cloud. Who has access to these data sets, and how do we ensure that only those with authorized access have access, are important issues for the industry and have serious implications for society as a whole. These issues are complicated by the fact that much of the data gathering equipment on the farm is legacy equipment that was designed and manufactured prior to our current understanding of the importance of data security and privacy. This talk will present both the issues of security and privacy for agricultural data sets as well as approaches to addressing them. Some of these approaches are currently available in the marketplace, while others require additional research and development efforts to even fully understand what solutions are and are not viable.