The digital infrastructure that underpins biotechnology is a global public good – and a growing target for data manipulation and adversarial information operations. Emergent hybrid threats that compromise AI- and cyber-security within the bio-economy are contributing to a new geopolitics of inequality and insecurity that cuts across societies and borders. Protecting information integrity, explainability, and public trust in modern biotechnology is becoming a substantial asset to preserve both global security and national sovereignty, argues Eleonore Pauwels, international expert on converging technologies, and Senior Fellow with the Global Center on Cooperative Security.
Relatively short paper which explains processes behind hybrid threat phenomena, identifies gaps in knowledge or highlights trends and future challenges. Based on long-term expert knowledge. Written by Hybrid CoE staff or academic and research community experts.