Cybersecurity in Science and Medicine: Threats and Challenges

Frank Luh, Yun Yen

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


Technology offers opportunities to revolutionize medicine and research but can threaten privacy and patient confidentiality. As the scale of patient data explodes, the safety and integrity of medical information are increasingly at stake. We highlight security and privacy issues associated with genomic research, medical devices, and wearable technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-828
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • confidentiality
  • cybersecurity
  • genomics
  • precision medicine
  • public policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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