Cloud Security , Security Operations

Lessons Learned: Securing Valuable Genomic Data

Brian Castagna of Seven Bridges Shares Cloud Security Best Practices
Brian Castagna, CISO, Seven Bridges

While the cost of sequencing the human genome continues to decrease, the imperative to secure this most personal of personally identifiable information does not, says Brian Castagna, CISO of Seven Bridges. He shares best practices for all organizations that store sensitive information in the cloud.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Castagna also discusses:

  • Why there's more human genomic data than ever, and the risks that poses;
  • Current genomic data security shortcomings;
  • Advice for other organizations striving to improve data security in the cloud.

Castagna, CISO of Seven Bridges, previously, he led security strategy and market intelligence for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, as well as held roles of increasing responsibility focused on incident response, threat intelligence, vulnerability management, compliance and security architecture and engineering at Dyn, Acquia, Jumptap and EMC.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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