We’ve just published a new paper describing the security risks that come along with the increasing digitization of biotechnology workflows. We call this emerging field cyberbiosecurity. Our paper about cyberbiosecurity was published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Biotechnology on December 7th.

Concurrent with the publication, we also issued a press release and wrote a piece for The Conversation. The Conversation is a non-profit news organization that connects academics with professional editors to produce reader-friendly articles which are published online and pushed out to other news organizations.

Our Conversation story has been republished by nearly two dozen news organizations so far including CBS and Scientific American. As a result of this publicity, we were also contacted to put together a radio segment about cyberbiosecurity for The Academic Minute which will air on February 5th. The press release also stirred some interest, resulting in an invitation for a speaking engagement and a magazine story.

We are looking forward to engaging conversations about cyberbiosecurity with other members of the life sciences community. Let us know what you think in the comments section!