Biosecurity needs a security patch…badly:

Safeguarding the Bioeconomy

Biological threats have historically focused on addressing emerging infectious diseases or the possibility of engineering a virus that could start the zombie apocalypse. Today, as biology continues to converge with the cyber realm, new security challenges will arise. In the area of healthcare, there is a general failure to recognize biological data as a potential economic driver and therefore a national security concern. This presentation will highlight the need to radically redefine what we consider a biological threat.

Date: October 23, 2020
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am (ET)

Speaker Biography:

Edward You is a supervisory special agent in the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, currently detailed as a liaison officer at the Department of Health and Human Services Office of National Security. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. You had worked for three years in autoimmune disease research at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and six years in human gene therapy and retrovirology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

The Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security (GHSS) and the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative (GHI) are co-sponsoring this event as part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series.