Device Security Workgroup
Developing tools to enable Secure by Design growth
Purple Raven Cybersecurity
Jess Smith, PhD
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Creates common questionnaires, vetting procedures, collect information about product security features, networking best practices, etc.
Crafts proposals for updates and security enhancements to the U.S. acquisition language
Enumerates pathways for safe disposal of equipment slated for sunsetting or resale, including data removal and destruction
Fortifying the Bioeconomy
Publication date: August 30, 2023
Under the leadership of Vincent Cervone, of Purple Raven Cybersecurity, and Jess Smith, PhD, of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Device Security Working Group at BIO-ISAC published Fortifying the Bioeconomy, an in-depth resource about shared responsibility in hardware and software lifecycle management within the bioeconomy. Full Release.
The publication includes the Biosecurity Evaluation Questionnaire, or BSEQ, designed to walk decision makers through the equipment acquisition process, with a focus on building stronger expectations from manufacturers and firms when it comes to instrument security.
The publication also includes the Instrument Disposal Guidebook, an overview of how to prepare to remove instruments from a manufacturing site and safely remove any data captured on the equipment during its lifecycle.