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.
A short paper addressing timely questions concerning hybrid threats. Aims to identify gaps in knowledge and understanding, explain processes behind a phenomenon, or highlight trends and future challenges. Aimed at a wider audience of experts and non-experts alike.