Note: This event was recorded on June 15, 2021.
In its 2015 report, A National Blueprint for Biodefense: Leadership and Major Reform Needed to Optimize Efforts, the Commission identified the need to safeguard pathogen and advanced biotechnology information against cyber-attacks and illicit access. Due to the increasing convergence of cyber and biological sciences, in September 2019, the Commission addressed cyberbiosecurity at its public meeting, Cyberbio Convergence: Characterizing the Multiplicative Threat. Building on that earlier work, the Commission believes it is imperative to continually evaluate these threats and vulnerabilities to keep pace with these two domains as their convergence accelerates.
Please join us on June 22, 2021, when we will premiere Biologia et Machina: Cyberbiosecurity for Today’s Hybrid Evolution, a virtual meeting of the Commission to provide a better understanding of current and future cyberbiosecurity threats and vulnerabilities, opportunities and solutions to address these threats, and the role of the federal government in securing the future.
Please see the agenda below for more details, including a list of the speakers.