Sizing Up Synthetic DNA Hacking Risks

November 30, 2020

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Sizing Up Synthetic DNA Hacking Risks

Could hackers inject malicious code that compromises the synthetic DNA supply chain and ultimately tricks bioengineers into inadvertently developing dangerous viruses or toxins? A new research report says that's a growing concern and calls for robust security measures.

The study - Cyberbiosecurity: Remote DNA Injection Threat in Synthetic Biology - by security researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel sizes up the cyberthreats facing the emerging synthetic bioengineering segment of the healthcare sector.

David Finn, Executive Vice President at CynergisTek, contributes to this article, which details a new study called Cyberbiosecurity: Remote DNA Injection Threat in Synthetic Biology, by security researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. The study sizes up the cyberthreats facing the emerging synthetic bioengineering segment of the healthcare sector.

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