Bloomberg Law
May 19, 2020, 9:46 AM

Virus Data Hacking Risks Prompt Security Updates at Universities

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

With more researchers moving from the laboratory to their living room, now is the time for universities and other institutions tackling the coronavirus to take a hard look at their cybersecurity strategies.

Chinese hackers are interested in stealing research on vaccines and treatments for the virus, the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency recently warned. Universities and other research institutions should assess their information technology systems and training to ensure they’re protected, cybersecurity experts say.

“It’s just kind of a good time to look at maybe data processes and technologies, and making sure they still meet your ...

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