What are the current risks to our national and global food security? How do cyber-attacks play a role? What are the conflicts in the grain industry that prevent us from moving forward? Dr. Molly Jahn and Col. John Hoffman, two of the most sought-after food security experts in the world, provide their recommendations for real solutions to this growing problem.

About the guests:

Dr. Molly Jahn is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she holds appointments in the Department of Agronomy, the Nelson Institute, and the Global Health Institute. She is also appointed Joint Faculty at the US Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where she chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate and sits on the Lab Director’s SAC. 

Col. John T. Hoffman is a senior research fellow with the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence at the University of Minnesota. Col. Hoffman has extensive experience in developing, operating, hardening and sustaining extensive cyber systems. 

Episode topics:

  • Current global food security measures
  • Implications of cyber threats on food security
  • Cyber-attack preparedness and current limitations
  • Action steps for the grain industry

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Transcript for Whole Grain Episode 7: Cyber Attacks: How Should the Grain Industry Respond?

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