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DoDIAC Webinar – Big Data and Big Implications for Bio-cybersecurity

August 25 @ 12:00 - 13:00 EDT


Join CSIAC and the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) on Wednesday, August 12th, at 1200 EDT for a combined webinar presentation titled “Big Data and Big Implications for Bio-cybersecurity.” Please register in advance for the webinar at: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EF53DD87844A31.

Big data and increasingly capable computational systems are force-multipliers for several current, radical levelling, and emerging bioscientific and biotechnological approaches that are viable and of value in national security, intelligence, and defense operations.  As well, big data methods and tools are being ever more widely utilized in civilian (public and commercial) enterprises that range from medicine to entertainment.  The ubiquity of vast, multi-dimensional, -scalar, and -populational data, and the systems that store, process, and communicate these data are vulnerable to infiltration, manipulation, and disruption, and in these ways can be exploited to incur non-kinetic but nonetheless destructive effects in and across social, economic, political, and military domains.

In this webinar, Professor James Giordano of Georgetown University Medical Center, and Senior Fellow in Biosecurity, Technology, and Ethics at the US Naval War College describes the uses and value of big data and cyber-capabilities in bioscience and biotechnology; addresses the national security, intelligence, and defense applications of these tools and methods; illustrates vulnerabilities in these systems’ infrastructures and functions, and posits the importance and necessity of bio-cybersecurity as a multi-organizational posture and enterprise.

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Dr. James Giordano
James Giordano, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry; Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program; and Co-director of the O’Neill-Pellegrino Program in Brain Science and Global Law and Policy at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is a Research Fellow in Biosecurity, Technology, and Ethics at the US Naval War College; an appointed member of DARPA’s Neuroethics, Legal, and Social Issues Advisory Panel; Senior Advisory Fellow of the Defense Operational Cognitive Sciences section, Strategic Multilayer Assessment Group, Joint Staff, The Pentagon; and consulting bioethicist for the Defense Medical Ethics Committee. He has previously served as Donovan Fellow for Biowarfare and Biodefense, U.S. Special Operations Command and as an appointed member of the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protection.


August 25
12:00 - 13:00 EDT
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Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC)

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