Cyberbiosecurity and biosecurity
The Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture (CAIA) contributes to our national food and agriculture security and Virginia Tech prominence in cyberbiosecurity.
Cyberbiosecurity is an emerging discipline addressing the educational and workforce gap between cybersecurity, cyberphysical systems and biosecurity.
Cyberbiosecurity focuses on identifying and reducing the risk of security vulnerabilities at the interface of life sciences, information sciences, and biosecurity.
Biosecurity focuses on identifying the risks and addressing protective measures needed to protect humans and animals against disease or invasive or harmful biological agents.
AFfiliate faculty within the cyberbiosecurity + biosecurity platform
Bio ItemDonna M. Westfall-Rudd , bio
diversity & inclusion | program & project evaluation
Bio ItemMichael J. Stamper , bio
data visualization and information design | certified professional in accessibility core competencies (CPACC) | design thinking & implementation | project management
Bio ItemLenwood S. Heath , bio
data science | computational biology and bioinformatics | computational genomics | computational epidemiology
Bio ItemRandall S. Murch , bio
biosecurity | cyberbiosecurity | advanced forensics | systems analysis
Bio ItemErika Bonnett , bio
STEM-education | computer science education | computational thinking in education | STEM skill development | STEM career pathways | learner centered curriculum design | program development for underrepresented audiences
Bio ItemWade Thomason , bio
precision agriculture | remote sensing
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RESOURCES OF RELEVANCE
CAIA faculty are engaged in Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, which further enriches our capacity for addressing security challenges in the agriculture and food system.
The CAIA research platform on Cyberbiosecurity and Biosecurity in Agriculture and Life Sciences is featuring four seed projects funded by the CCI Southwest Virginia Cyberbiosecurity Grants Program.
meet the platform leader
Tiffany is an assistant professor in agricultural leadership and community education. She is a social scientist who investigates how people learn, change behavior, and adopt technologies. She also conducts program evaluation in agriculture and the life sciences.
Teaching people and understanding why they do what they do is important to cybersecurity and biosecurity. Addressing issues around cyber and biosecurity through education, training, and workforce development in agriculture are vital to keeping the food supply productive and efficient.
CAIA Stories of impact
Article ItemSecuring the Food Industry: An Introduction to Cyberbiosecurity for Food Science , article
Rebekah Miller, CAIA GSA group President in collaboration with others development lecture material introducing Cyberbiosecurity.Date: 09.13.2022
Article ItemCALS new faculty visit CAIA Testbed sites on Agricultural Cyber Road Trip , article
The new faculty CAIA-CCI Agricultural Cyber Road Trip to ARECs was held May 23-25.Date: 07.13.2022
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