Genomic data are central to basic science research, pharmaceutical drug and vaccine development, disease diagnosis and prediction, ancestry tracing, and forensic investigations. These applications require information fidelity and appropriate availability as bad actors may wish to misuse genomic data to invade privacy, gain an unfair competitive advantage, or inflict harm with devastating impacts on individuals, companies, and nations.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking to identify genomic data cybersecurity and privacy concerns and develop guidance to address these challenges. To that end, the NCCoE is engaging with genomic, cybersecurity, and privacy subject matter experts in academia, industry, and government to gather their insights.
The NCCoE will host a virtual workshop on January 26, 2022, from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM (EST) to explore cybersecurity and privacy risks for genomic data. The event will feature presentations by thought leaders and opportunities for audience participation. Please see the tentative agenda.
REGISTRATION CONTACT: genomics_cybersecurity_nccoe [at] nist.gov (genomics_cybersecurity_nccoe[at]nist[dot]gov)