Cyber Security is Only as Strong as its Weakest Link: What are the Biggest Security Threats in the Cannabis Industry?

Article by William M. Glenn, The Province

Cyber security is only as strong as its weakest link: What are the biggest security threats in the cannabis industry? William M. Glenn WILLIAM M. GLENN Cyber security is only as strong as its weakest link: What are the biggest security threats in the cannabis industry? William M. Glenn WILLIAM M. GLENN “Legal cannabis has become a prosperous, new commercial sector generating significant revenues for the provinces and territories,” Schramm says, “and, omigosh, cyber criminals know how to follow the money.” Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Thieves will always follow the money, so online security needs to be locked down

“As a former director of the FBI liked to say, there are only two kinds of companies—those who have been the victim of a cyber attack and those who don’t know that it’s already happened,” says security expert Kent Schramm, director of cyber risk for Deloitte Canada.

“Legal cannabis has become a prosperous, new commercial sector generating significant revenues for the provinces and territories,” Schramm says, “and, omigosh, cyber criminals know how to follow the money. They can inject themselves at many points along the distribution network as cannabis moves from seed to shelf.”

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