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Cyberbiosecurity: Cybersecurity Protecting Hospitals and Research

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join the Graham School MSc in Biomedical Informatics and MSc in Threat and Response Management programs for this seminar.

Cyberbiosecurity: Cybersecurity Protecting Hospitals and Research

Presented by Nate Evans, PhD
Moderated by Sam Volchenboum, MD, PhD

Wednesday, January 30, 2018
Gleacher Center


Hospital information technology systems. Electrical grids. Your phone. These are what we think of when we consider cybercrime. But what about DNA? Join us for a conversation with Nate Evans and Dr. Sam Volchemboum, who will answer this question, discuss the importance of cyberbiosecurity, and ask if we are doing enough to protect data in the biosciences.

Science exploration depends upon cloud services, cyber-physical devices, internet-connected machines, remote databases, and many other cyber-vulnerable technologies. Cyberbiosecurity aims to understand and reduce the risks of conducting research using these technologies in the biosciences and ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of scientific data is upheld. Without these, bad actors have the opportunity to steal from biotechnology firms, manipulate DNA sequences, and much more. This panel will discuss these risks and best practices to ensure biological data is safe and secure.

Appetizers will be provided.

Stream online or join us in person at the Gleacher Center.

Speaker: Nate Evans, PhD

Lead, Cyber Operations, Analysis and Research, Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Nate Evans currently serves as the lead for the COAR section. Nate received his Doctorate in Computer Engineering with a specialty in Cybersecurity from Iowa State University. Prior to joining Argonne, Nate managed cybersecurity and cyber defense activities at several private-sector companies. He is considered a key asset by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in several cybersecurity capabilities including the development of a cybersecurity vulnerability assessment for field use, analysis of cybersecurity consequence and threat studies, and leading the pilot cyber-physical regional assessment. Nate along with the team have also developed a patent pending operational instance of moving target defense (MTD) and has worked in a variety of other cybersecurity research areas including transportation, satellite communications, social engineering, and offensive cybersecurity.


January 30
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Graham School Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics


Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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