Irish Tech Experts Create Smart Online Protection for Precision Farming

The international push for the digitization of agriculture coupled with the emergence of the precision agriculture concept promises a paradigm shift across the entire agricultural supply chain, from farm to fork, writes Kevin Doolin at the Irish Examiner. However, this fundamental change in how we manage everything ag comes with a number of significant security challenges, which we would be foolish to ignore.

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In brief, precision agriculture relies heavily on embedding sensors and IoT technologies across the agricultural supply chain, coupled with introduction of new technologies such as drones/UAVs and remote sensors. This enables data to be extracted, combined, inferred and analysed in an attempt to modernise and automate a substantial number of agriculture related activities, and to provide the farming community with a new set of tools, such as Decision Support Systems.

Continue reading at the Irish Examiner.

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