Cyber Security

Cyber security continues to be an issue facing the food and beverage sector in Ontario. Food and Beverage Ontario, along with our partners, are building a resource bank for processors, please check back to this page often as we continue to add resources.

FBO will be co-hosting a number of webinars on cyber security in the coming weeks, stay tuned for more details.

About Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. Additionally, there is no guarantee hackers will release and restore compromised systems upon payment. A ransomware attack can be severely disruptive to business processes and critical functions reliant on network and system connectivity. We recommend members convene with their I.T. professionals to ensure their facility’s data is secured and proactive measures are being taken to protect your business.

From the Government of Canada

The Government of Canada hosts additional resources to protect your business’s data from hackers through the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. To better understand the threat ransomware poses to Canadian business and access actionable resources, including a Ransomeware Playbook.

From Our Partners