ABSTRACT

Technical Requirements for Bio-Lab Security   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This presentation addresses the technical requirements for bio-lab security, with a focus on security system considerations, evaluation of biological agents from an adversary's perspective, elements of risk, risk and consequences, management responsibilities, components of biosecurity, graded protection, access control, example laboratory building, personnel security, material control and accountability, transport security, chain of custody (keep a running record of each individual who has possession of the biological material en route), and information security. In conclusion, it is necessary to take steps to reduce the likelihood that dangerous pathogens and toxins could be stolen from a legitimate bioscience facility; collaboration between security system designers and scientific experts is necessary for effective risk assessment and security system design; user input is required to avoid operational impacts and conflicts with biosafety; and bio-lab security should integrate physical, personnel, information, material and transfer security systems."

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2005-03-01
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Public Domain
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International Biological Threat Reduction: https://www.biosecurity.sandia.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
1st Interpol Global Conference: Preventing Bioterrorism. Lyon, France. March 1, 2005
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