Cybercrime discussions tend to focus on highly visible businesses such as banks and energy companies. And yet perhaps the low tech, but highly necessary parts of lives might be more at risk. Supermarkets are critical to a nation's security and could a cyber attack targeted at them bring a country to its knees?
Button up your overcoat; it’s about to rain cyberthreats Few businesspeople have as much on the line every moment of every day as grocers. When disquieting events happen at a grocery store, customers can be more than just inconvenienced. In extreme circumstances, grocery products can be the cause of illness, even death. What makes the grocery industry so susceptible to calamities is that food is a necessity, not a luxury. Threats to food safety have the potential to create panic. If a company is the sole retailer affected, there’s a sobering chance it could lose customers — but perhaps only temporarily. The length of customers’ disaffection all depends on the effectiveness of the company’s response.