Cyberbiosecurity: From Naive Trust to Risk Awareness

Jean Peccoud, Jenna E. Gallegos, Randall Murch, Wallace G. Buchholz, Sanjay Raman

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66 Scopus citations


The cyber–physical nature of biotechnology raises unprecedented security concerns. Computers can be compromised by encoding malware in DNA sequences, and biological threats can be synthesized using publicly available data. Trust within the biotechnology community creates vulnerabilities at the interface between cyberspace and biology. Awareness is a prerequisite to managing these risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • biosecurity
  • cybersecurity
  • education
  • policy
  • risk management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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