I am delighted to be starting the year with releasing a new eBook, “Cyber Security Strategies for NGS Testing Labs”. The field of Precision Medicine is at the forefront of changing the face of healthcare. It changes how we diagnose patients and provides new treatment options that did not exist just a few years ago. It is data-driven by nature. As a result, this field is exposed to new challenges when it comes to ensuring data privacy and protection. Traditionally, hospitals and testing labs had to be primarily concerned with physical security. Now, a wide array of cyber threats needs to be considered when deploying state-of-the-art diagnostic pipelines.
In this eBook, I review historic data breaches and discuss common cyber threats. This is mainly to explain the complexity we are dealing with both from a software vendor perspective and from a customer point of view implementing a state-of-the-art diagnostic pipeline. Moreover, I review how Golden Helix is able to provide a solution that can be utilized entirely internet independent behind a firewall.
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