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MEETING OF THE BLUE RIBBON STUDY PANEL ON BIODEFENSE

Cyberbio Convergence: Characterizing the Multiplicative Threat

September 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Hudson Institute
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004
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The cyber and biological scientific arenas are converging rapidly. While the government recognizes that the nation is vulnerable to cyber attacks and continues to invest enormous resources into their prevention, response, and recovery, it invests far less in countering biological attacks. These two areas of science and technology are beginning to converge now, making the nation increasingly unsafe and insecure.  

On September 17, 2019, we will convene a meeting of the Study Panel, Cyberbio Convergence: Characterizing the Multiplicative Threat to inform our continuing assessment of the biological threat, specific vulnerabilities, and overwhelming consequences. Topics to be discussed at this meeting include: 

 
  • The convergence of cyber- and biological sciences;  
  • The vulnerability of pathogen and biomanufacturing data systems;  
  • Biological risk mitigation; and  
  • The vulnerability of intellectual property and the national and global bioeconomy. 
Federal, academic, industry, and law enforcement experts will share their perspectives, experiences, challenges, and recommended solutions with regard to cyberbiosecurity, and talk about public and private sector responsibilities to protect the nation and ensure that the U.S. bioeconomy grows unimpeded.  
 

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION CLOSED.  Webcast registration is still open.  (Link for live webcast will be provided the morning of the event and posted on the website.  Link will go live just before the meeting begins at 10 a.m. on September 17.)  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


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