U.S. Government Systems Will Be 'At Risk for Years to Come'
The US government will apparently need to get a handle on the same cybersecurity issues it grappled with in 2018 as for some agencies, subpar performance is expected for years to come.
State sponsored espionage, insider threats, securing infrastructure and supply chains and increases in cybercrime and the cost of cybercrime are among the top issues the government has to come to terms with. Other challenges for the government include picking better passwords, staying on top of patch management and cybersecurity awareness training.
DNA Testing Kits & The Security Risks in Digitized DNA
Direct-to-consumer DNA testing services have experienced a surge in popularity over the past few years. Digitizing DNA carries the benefits of uncovering ancestry information and can have significant positive impact on science and medical research. It can, for instance, assist in finding a cure for a fatal disease.
According to Peccoud Lab, which specializes in synthetic biology informatics at Colorado State University, Cyberbiosecurity is a specialty that deals with understanding and mitigating new biological security risks emerging at the interface between biosecurity and cybersecurity. The digitization of DNA involves its storage in a database. The solving of a criminal cold case through matching a consumer DNA database with a police database is another example of how digitized DNA can be used.