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// by Kylie Bielby

OIG: BioWatch Gaps Leave the U.S. At Risk of a Bioterrorism Attack

BioWatch is intended to detect potential biological threat agents, identify the agent used, and share information with stakeholders, serving as an early warning system. But OIG found that BioWatch has information sharing challenges that reduce nationwide readiness to respond to biological terrorism threats. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Cyber Attackers Could Trick Biologists Into Creating Toxins

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the specter of bioterrorism. While defenses have usually been targeted at improving physical security, or cybersecurity in terms of sabotaging treatment and infrastructure, a team of researchers have found that biologists could be tricked into creating dangerous toxins in their labs. Keep Reading

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