Databases of Bioprocess and Product Information Discussion

Companies and universities store valuable data on processes and products, including vaccines, under development and production. How can the information in these databases be protected from outside entities?

The Databases of Bioprocess and Product Information discussion will take place Tuesday, April 20 from 4-6 p.m. on Zoom.

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Moderator:

Indrajit Ray

Indrajit Ray, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science, Colorado State University

Dr. Indrajit Ray is a Professor of Computer Science at Colorado State University. His primary research interests are broadly in computer security and privacy with emphasis on security and privacy models, security risk modeling and management, and security protocol design using applied cryptographic techniques. Since March 2018, he has been on deputation to the U.S. National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, where he is responsible for managing projects with a focus on systems and network security. He is also the NSF SaTC representative to the U.S. Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program’s Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) Interagency Working Group (IWG), which is responsible for helping the U.S. Federal government in determining investment priorities in basic cybersecurity research.

He has published more than 150 technical papers. His research has been well funded through various federal agencies. He has advised and co-advised 10 Ph.D. students many of whom hold tenured positions in academia.  He has also played active roles in the professional community through organizing conferences and workshops, technical panels, discussion forums, serving on various program review panels, and serving as editorial board member of different journals (currently two). He was the founder of the IFIP TC 11, WG 11.9 on Digital Forensics and served as its first Chair. He is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the ACM and a member of IFIP TC-11

Speakers:

Glenn Gaffney

Glenn Gaffney

Executive Vice President, Senior Fellow, In-Q-Tel

Mr. Gaffney’s 31 years of government service include senior positions as the Director of Science and Technology for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection, and the Associate Director of CIA for Talent. Throughout his career he led new endeavors in technical collection operations, analysis, cyber, and identity intelligence to address national security challenges.

Gigi Kwik Gronvall, PhD

Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Ph.D.

Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security,  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Gigi Kwik Gronvall, PhD is an immunologist by training, leading the Center’s efforts to track the development of COVID-19 diagnostic and serology tests. Dr. Gronvall is the author of the book Synthetic Biology: Safety, Security, and Promise (2016) and Preparing for Bioterrorism: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Leadership in Biosecurity (2013). She is also a member of advisory committees to the NIH Director and to the US Secretary of Defense.  

Edward You

Edward You, M.S.

Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate

Edward You is currently detailed as a Liaison Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of National Security. He is responsible for creating programs and activities to coordinate and improve FBI and interagency activities to identify, assess, and respond to biological threats or incidents. He supports FBI initiatives to build partnerships with the life sciences community, domestically and internationally, and leads efforts to identify and address potential security challenges in advanced biotechnology. His overall goal is to safeguard the scientific community, the life science research enterprise, and the U.S. bioeconomy.