When Doug Jacobson joined the computer engineering faculty at Iowa State University in 1985, no one talked about security.
“Then, we spend most of a decade trying to convince people it was a problem,” he said.
Farming has changed in that time, too, moving data from notebooks strewn around a pickup’s cab to computer programs that organize information into charts, back it up and send it to a financial adviser.
Denny Sejkora, a Marion farmer and farm trucking business owner, has many security needs. He wants his grandkids to have easy access to wireless Internet when they visit, but he also needs to protect billing and payroll information for his business.