‘Cyberbiosecurity’ and protecting the life sciences


Biology and biotechnology have entered a digital age, but security policies around such activities have not kept pace.

That’s according to Colorado State University’s Jean Peccoud, Abell Chair of Synthetic Biology and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Peccoud is lead author on a new paper in Trends in Biotechnology, published online Dec. 7, urging awareness of “cyberbiosecurity” risks for researchers, government and industry. Continue reading.