If you want to overcome your adversaries you must know both yourself and your enemies, and fully understand your enemies’ intentions. Hunt & Hackett has observed an discerning increase of activity of Advanced Persistent Threat groups (APTs) in the agricultural sector. In this series of blogs, the threat posed by APTs to agriculture industries is analyzed and it is explained what motives lie behind these cyber-attacks. In this part of the series, it is explained why nation states resort to cyber-attacks so easily and a first glimpse is offered into who the key APT threat actors in agriculture are. Part 1 can be found here.