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BIO-ISAC Partners To Provide Free Emergency Threat Hunting Service to Bioeconomy Companies

Updated: Mar 21

WASHINGTON - March 8, 2022 - WASHINGTON - In response to recent events, the Bioeconomy ​​Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) announces new emergency threat hunting capabilities for industry firms through the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

"We recognize the need for every bioeconomy company to have an opportunity to identify these threats and recognize when they are potentially under attack," says Charles Fracchia, Board Chairperson at BIO-ISAC. “Single incidents costing more than $300 million a year are very real outcomes from a digital biosecurity plan falling short on delivery.”

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in its role as a university affiliated research center (UARC) that bridges government, industry and academia, works on some of the nation’s most challenging technical problems. As a founding member of BIO-ISAC, which the government endorses to secure all of America’s strategic biotechnology research and development community from cyber threats, the Laboratory is able to bring its deep expertise in cyber security and defense to the BIO-ISAC mission.

Firms under active attack are invited to submit a request for assistance by contacting help@isac.bio. Submissions will be reviewed by BIO-ISAC to determine the best course of action. Submissions will be treated confidentially with the submitter unless otherwise agreed.

With the increased risk of cyberattack on critical infrastructure due to the global geopolitical situation, BIO-ISAC strongly recommends critical bio-infrastructure sites and their partners adopt increased vigilance as targets and take necessary steps to review their cybersecurity and response postures.

“Today, we begin offering a free-of-charge solution to the bioeconomy” Fracchia details. “The urgency cannot be understated. We just do not have time to waste.”

Interested firms should contact help@isac.bio.


About BIO-ISAC

The Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC), is a critical resource for cyber threat detection, prevention, protection, response, recovery and resilience for the nation, addressing threats unique to the bioeconomy and enabling coordination among stakeholders to facilitate a robust and secure industry. The BIO-ISAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit member organization (pending), formally chartered in 2021.

For more information visit isac.bio.

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