BIO-ISAC Founded to Protect and Build Resilience from Increasing Attacks on Public and Private Bioeconomy Infrastructure
- Created to provide early-warning and education of digital biosecurity threats
- Founding members include BioBright, with Charles Fracchia joining BIO-ISAC Board of Directors
- Inaugural event on 8th August 2021 at DEF-CON
Boston, US, 04 August 2021: Dotmatics, a scientific informatics software and services company that is driving the automation of laboratory data workflows for scientific discovery and innovation research, has announced that Charles Fracchia, VP of Data and founder of BioBright, a Dotmatics company, has been appointed to the Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) Board of Directors and the Executive Board. BIO-ISAC is an international not-for-profit organization addressing security threats unique to the bioeconomy.
Charles is joined by biosecurity experts Ret. USMC Lt.Col. William Hagestad, Nina Alli, Executive Director of BioHacking Village, and Whitney Zatzkin Chief of Staff, BioHacking Village as fellow BIO-ISAC Board Directors.
The BIO-ISAC is a non-competitive member organization, gathering representatives from biopharma, biomanufacturing, hardware and software vendors, bioproducts and agriculture, as well as national security. It will be a critical resource for cyber threat detection, prevention, protection, response, recovery and resilience, addressing threats unique to the US bioeconomy and enabling coordination among stakeholders to facilitate a robust and secure industry.
Working closely with industrial and government partners, and interacting directly with lawmakers and policy stakeholders, BIO-ISAC will provide its members with tailored and actionable digital bioeconomy threat intelligence, with the aim of helping spur the development and evaluation of defensive tools to address these threats, including vulnerability identification and mitigation, and education and outreach.
On August 8, 2021, it will host its inaugural table-top exercise at DEF CON, focused on the bioeconomy and the cybersecurity scenarios impacting our nation's biomanufacturers, labs, and related facilities. For more information or to be considered for formal invitation to the BIO-ISAC table top exercise, visit https://www.isac.bio/ttx
Charles Fracchia, VP Data at Dotmatics and Founder of BioBright, commented: “The trusted international workforce curated by BIO-ISAC is a testament to the industry and government’s determination to improve digital biosecurity for the bioeconomy. The COVID19 pandemic has shown that the relevance and impact of these threats to worldwide health security and it is time to tackle this problem head on. As the founding Director of the Board, I am proud to be involved in taking this initiative forward with our team and colleagues across industry and government.”
Former Governor and Commission Co-Chair, Tom Ridge, has encouraged membership in Bio-ISAC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn0lyglDMwU&t=16094sWatch Cybersecurity Commision