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Securing Medical Research: A Cybersecurity Point of View

Science  22 Jun 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6088, pp. 1527-1529
DOI: 10.1126/science.1224321

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Abstract

The problem of securing biological research data is a difficult and complicated one. Our ability to secure data on computers is not robust enough to ensure the security of existing data sets. Lessons from cryptography illustrate that neither secrecy measures, such as deleting technical details, nor national solutions, such as export controls, will work.

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