May 24, 2023
With the breakneck speed of digital change, there has been a notable increase in cybercrimes. The exchange of data over the Internet and the emergence of cloud-based data stores have increased the risk of cyberattacks. As labs store and share a considerable amount of data, internally and externally, on a daily basis, it’s imperative for them to identify and minimize existing and potential safety risks. The repercussions of a lab security breach can be significant, ranging from legal liabilities to reputational damage.
Preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data such as Protected Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), clinical trial and study information, and Intellectual Property (IP) is paramount to prevent regulatory pitfalls. The webinar touched upon the sensitive data hackers typically target and also provided suggestions on how labs can protect themselves from such attacks. Furthermore, the webinar delineated how a LIMS helps minimize security risks and improve overall data management practices.
- What is cybersecurity?
- Why is security critical for your lab?
- What is sensitive data?
- How can you protect your lab from cyberattacks?
- How does a LIMS ensure data security at all times?
Who Should Watch
Recommended attendees include managers, directors, quality managers, and technicians of biobanks, clinical research and diagnostic labs, and analytical testing labs, such as cannabis, environmental, water, food and beverage, and oil and gas testing labs.
Martha is a chemist with expertise in diverse areas of analytical chemistry. She had worked as an analyst at a licensed 3rd party analytical laboratory where she focused on developing and validating analytical methods for bioequivalence studies. Later, she served as a quality control expert in the analytical domain and as a monitor in clinical trials. Her interest in the clinical industry led her to be a part of two of the biggest hospitals in Mexico where she gained expertise in hematology, microbiology, and blood banking. Later, she became a member of the team of forensic chemical experts and started working from day one as a specialist in narcotics and drugs. This enabled her to gain rich experience in GC-MS, FTIR, HPLC-MS/MS, ICP-MS, and other analytical techniques for the separation, detection, and quantification of different molecules such as cannabinoids. She had participated in multiple oral trials defending her legal opinions and worked as an expert consultant. She had worked on the synthesis of small molecules for testing them on multi-drug resistant bacteria and mycobacteria, further developing her analytical skills in column chromatography, thin-layer chromatography, microbiology, and compound elucidation by NMR and HRMS. She carried out a research stay at the University of Barcelona with the organic synthesis team. She had also worked on natural products in France and presented her work at conferences in the USA and France. She received awards and accolades for her exceptional work. She has participated in several conferences as a moderator as well.Martha holds a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Chemistry from the Faculty of Medicine UANL and a master’s degree in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences UANL, Mexico.