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Charles Frick Joins National Security Advisory Board at BIO-ISAC

August 22, 2022 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bioeconomy ​​Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) is pleased to announce Charles Frick has joined its National Security Advisory Board.

“We must act now to secure our nation’s bioeconomy infrastructure, including its supply chain, technology and other vulnerable targets,” says BIO-ISAC Co-founder and Board Chair, Charles Fracchia. “BIO-ISAC was created to handle these threats and we will only know of them and be ready for them through the important work of our partners. We welcome Charlie to this work, and will confidently deliver on these goals for the bioeconomy and its vast stakeholders.”

Frick, a cybersecurity analyst and principal staff member at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, joins the BIO-ISAC National Security Advisory Board with nearly two decades of experience at APL concentrated in making cybersecurity-related threat monitoring and data visualization an accessible, usable reality. Most recently, this work includes everything from a two-week cybersecurity research workshop for high school students to the codification of edge monitoring applications that identify the world’s most robust, dangerous points of compromise in our local and state governments, ISACs, and infrastructures.

“BIO-ISAC has pierced through the noise to convene a much-needed discussion in our country,” says Frick. “I’m deeply concerned about the rising security needs I see every day in the bioeconomy and I’m inspired to dive into the work of targeting those needs and spreading support for their deployment together with the team at BIO-ISAC.”

The National Security Advisory Board at BIO-ISAC is one of several concentrated workgroups, tailored to mobilizing industry leaders to build capacity and thoughtfully engage required partners in securing the bioeconomy.


The Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC), is the 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

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