5.0 Data-related countermeasures

The examples given in Section X are of defensive space in the physical context. The other area of defensive space is more ethereal, such as data storage, data exchange and cyber-related space. Cybersecurity can be described as the countermeasures taken to protect a computer system and associated storage clouds or individual appliance against an intentional malicious target attack and/or unauthorised access and unintentional or accidental access. Cybersecurity countermeasures include, but are not limited to:

  • developing cybersecurity policies and procedures;
  • undertaking focused food fraud vulnerability assessment;
  • adopting training and awareness sessions for staff commensurate with an individual staff member’s responsibilities;

developing soft or hard controls such as specific software, firewalls, technologies that can protect the organisation’s cyber environment and their electronic assets