In Bloomberg Law, Valerie Bonham Examines University Research Data Cybersecurity Risks
As COVID-19 virus data hacking risks grow and university campus network phishing traffic doubled since the pandemic started, universities and other research institutions should assess their cybersecurity strategies, reports Bloomberg Law.
In the article on research data cybersecurity threats, health care and life sciences counsel Valerie Bonham (Washington, D.C.) explains that the rapid and massive global effort to develop and deploy treatment and vaccines for COVID-19 creates vulnerabilities in the security of research information.
She notes that responding to research data hacking will involve both technical fixes along with education and training. In seeking to protect their information systems, research institutions need to work with both IT security and research administration staff.