The Economic Impact in Biosecurity Breach – The Perspective of a Translational Scientist
Keywords:Biosecurity, cybersecurity, economic impact, biotechnology, biological sciences, Pharmaceutical
This short opinion article discusses the overlooked problem of protecting biological data generated in biotechnology companies and at universities. This type of security should fall under the umbrella of a biosecurity and perhaps as a subgroup of cybersecurity. The article discusses some of the problems and address how the security, universities and scientists could begin to form teams to ensure the security of the data. More importantly, the article also discusses the economic impact of breach in the security data.