Biosecurity and Bioterrorism

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
Author: Jeffrey Ryan,Jan Glarum
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 0080569188
ISBN 13: 9780080569185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Book Review:

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism is the first book to take a holistic approach to biosecurity with coverage of pathogens, prevention and response methodology. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Part I provides a conceptual understanding of biowarfare, bioterrorism and the laws we have to counteract this; Part II investigates known bioagents and the threat from emerging diseases; Part III focuses on agricultural terrorism and food security; Part IV outlines international, US, and local initiatives for biodefense and biosecurity. Case studies illustrate biodefense against both intentional terrorism and natural outbreaks. The authors bring an extraordinary combination of experience in academia and the clinical world, as well as real-world experience in technical and practical matters, to their writing. They make technical material clear and fascinating for readers with a basic knowledge of biology. Ryan and Glarum address the hazards in the context of vulnerability assessments and the planning strategies government and industry can take to prepare for and respond to such events. * How are these agents used in biowarfare? * How likely are we to face either a natural outbreak or intentional human/animal infection? * How can we prepare for this effectively?

Intelligence Biosecurity and Bioterrorism

Intelligence  Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
Author: Patrick F. Walsh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 113751700X
ISBN 13: 9781137517005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligence Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Book Review:

This book explores how potential bio-threats and risks may evolve post 9/11 given the rapid changes in biotechnology and synthetic biology. It also explores what role intelligence communities can play in understanding threats and risks. It argues that although bio-threats and risks are largely low probability and high impact in nature, intelligence in ‘Five Eyes’ countries remain insufficiently prepared to understand them. This book identifies key areas where intelligence reforms need to take place including a more strategic and systematic collaboration between national security/law enforcement intelligence and the scientific community. It is aimed at intelligence analysts, those in the scientific community working on health security threats, policy makers and researchers working on biosecurity and bioterrorism threats and risks.

Biosecurity

Biosecurity
Author: Ryan Burnette
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2013-07-22
ISBN 10: 047061417X
ISBN 13: 9780470614174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosecurity Book Review:

"This book defines the concepts of biosecurity, biosafety, and biosurety and shows how they relate to one another under the overall framework of biodefense. The book also addresses biosecurity strategies for non-laboratory settings, including private sector facilities, the transportation infrastructure, and the food and agriculture sector including insurance, healthcare, the global supply chain, and agriculture. Discussions also include bioterrorism, biosecurity operations, various existing biosecurity programs, and biosecurity ethics. Designed to reach a wide variety of professionals, this resource provides a balanced and accessible look at biodefense and its applications"--

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
Author: Jeffrey Ryan
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-02-18
ISBN 10: 0128020571
ISBN 13: 9780128020579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Book Review:

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Second Edition, takes a holistic approach to biosecurity, with coverage of pathogens, prevention, and response methodology. It addresses these hazards in the context of vulnerability assessments and the planning strategies government and industry can use to prepare for and respond to such events. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Part I provides a conceptual understanding of biowarfare, bioterrorism and the laws we have to counteract this; Part II investigates known bioagents and the threat from emerging diseases; Part III focuses on agricultural terrorism and food security; and Part IV outlines international, US, and local initiatives for biodefense and biosecurity. Case studies illustrate biodefense against both intentional terrorism and natural outbreaks. Covers emerging threats of pandemic influenza, antibiotic resistant strains of bacterial pathogens, and severe respiratory diseases caused by novel viruses Offers increased international coverage, including initiatives to counter biological weapons and threats, and food security Updated throughout with latest protocols for dealing with biological threats and new case studies Includes online instructor ancillaries - PowerPoint lecture slides, test questions, and an instructor manual, for increased classroom functionality

Biosecurity

Biosecurity
Author: Earle Rice, Jr.
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN 10: 0766075443
ISBN 13: 9780766075443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosecurity Book Review:

What is bioterrorism and how can the United States prepare and defend itself from this threat? Readers will learn about the history of biological warfare and terrorism—from ancient to medieval to modern times. Stories of a salmonella cult attack, a smallpox outbreak war game to test the nation’s readiness for a biological attack, and biosecurity breaches in Tokyo describe some of the nation’s experiences with biological warfare. Through informative text, full-color photos, and fact boxes, this book details US Army training against bioweapons, the future of biosecurity, and the prevention of bioweapon proliferation in the global community.

Dictionary of Global Bioethics

Dictionary of Global Bioethics
Author: Henk ten Have,Maria do Céu Patrão Neves
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1063
Release: 2021-05-26
ISBN 10: 3030541614
ISBN 13: 9783030541613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Global Bioethics Book Review:

This Dictionary presents a broad range of topics relevant in present-day global bioethics. With more than 500 entries, this dictionary covers organizations working in the field of global bioethics, international documents concerning bioethics, personalities that have played a role in the development of global bioethics, as well as specific topics in the field.The book is not only useful for students and professionals in global health activities, but can also serve as a basic tool that explains relevant ethical notions and terms. The dictionary furthers the ideals of cosmopolitanism: solidarity, equality, respect for difference and concern with what human beings- and specifically patients - have in common, regardless of their backgrounds, hometowns, religions, gender, etc. Global problems such as pandemic diseases, disasters, lack of care and medication, homelessness and displacement call for global responses.This book demonstrates that a moral vision of global health is necessary and it helps to quickly understand the basic ideas of global bioethics.

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
Author: Jeffrey R. Ryan,Jan F. Glarum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:765140427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Biosecurity

Global Biosecurity
Author: Peter Katona,John P. Sullivan,Michael D. Intriligator
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-01-21
ISBN 10: 1135273022
ISBN 13: 9781135273026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Biosecurity Book Review:

This book explores a range of biohealth and biosecurity threats, places them in context, and offers responses and solutions from global and local, networked and pyramidal, as well as specialized and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Defence Against Bioterrorism

Defence Against Bioterrorism
Author: Vladan Radosavljevic,Ines Banjari,Goran Belojevic
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-03-22
ISBN 10: 9402412638
ISBN 13: 9789402412635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defence Against Bioterrorism Book Review:

This volume is based on a multidisciplinary approach towards biological and chemical threats that can, and have been previously used in bioterrorism attacks around the globe. Current knowledge and evidence-based principles from the fields of synthetic biology, microbiology, plant biology, chemistry, food science, forensics, tactics, infective medicine, psychology and others are compiled to address numerous aspects and the complexity of bioterrorism attacks. The main focus is on biological threats, especially in the context of synthetic biology and its emerging findings that can be observed as possible threat and tool. The book examines microorganisms and their possible use in forensics, i.e. as possible detection tool that could enable fast and precise detection of possible treats. A number of plant derived components are also discussed as possible agents in bioterrorism attacks, and in relation to infectious disease pathology. Another integral part is food safety, especially in terms of large food supply chains, like airline caterings, institutionalized kitchens etc. Food can be observed as a possible mean of delivery of various agents (biological and chemical) for bioterrorism attacks. Steps on how to recognize specific critical points in a food supply chain, along with proposed corrective activities are discussed. Examples from around the globe, along with the methodological approach on how to differentiate bioterrorism attacks from other epidemics are provided. However, epidemics are also discussed in the context of migrations, with the special emphasis on the current refugee migrations that affect not only Europe, but also the United States. The book will be of interest to experts from various fields of science as well as professionals working in the field. The book encompasses examples and tools developed for easier, more specific, and faster detection of possible bioterrorism treats, along with proposed actions for some aspects of a bioterrorism attack.

Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism
Author: S. Çankaya,Mustafa Kibaroğlu
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1607505002
ISBN 13: 9781607505006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioterrorism Book Review:

Inaugurated in 2005, COE-DAT is a NATO accredited Centre of Excellence; a unique centre dedicated to Defence Against Terrorism, which provides DAT training and education at strategic and operational levels and contributes to research efforts This book is a collection of papers and summaries presented at the COE-DAT workshop on bioterrorism, held in Ankara in November 2008. It presents the research, experience and perspectives on biological risk and bioterrorism of a diverse group of academics and practitioners, experts in their field Sharing this information with a wider audience will, it is hoped, contribute to further consideration and improvements in countering risks and responding to biological threats and attacks

Biosecurity in the Global Age

Biosecurity in the Global Age
Author: David Fidler,Lawrence Ogalthorpe Gostin
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0804750297
ISBN 13: 9780804750295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosecurity in the Global Age Book Review:

"The renewed threat of biological weapons highlights the importance of crafting policy responses informed by the rule of law. This book explores patterns in recent governance initiatives and advocates building a "global biosecurity concert" as a way to address the threats presented by biological weapons and infectious diseases in the early 21st century."--BOOK JACKET.

Science and Security in a Post 9 11 World

Science and Security in a Post 9 11 World
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on a New Government-University Partnership for Science and Security
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2007-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780309179553
ISBN 13: 0309179556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Security in a Post 9 11 World Book Review:

Based on a series of regional meetings on university campuses with officials from the national security community and academic research institutions, this report identifies specific actions that should be taken to maintain a thriving scientific research environment in an era of heightened security concerns. Actions include maintaining the open exchange of scientific information, fostering a productive environment for international scholars in the U.S., reexamining federal definitions of sensitive but unclassified research, and reviewing policies on deemed export controls. The federal government should establish a standing entity, preferably a Science and Security Commission, that would review policies regarding the exchange of information and the participation of foreign-born scientists and students in research.

Laboratory Biosecurity Handbook

Laboratory Biosecurity Handbook
Author: Reynolds M. Salerno,Jennifer Gaudioso,Benjamin H. Brodsky
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-06-21
ISBN 10: 9781420006209
ISBN 13: 1420006207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laboratory Biosecurity Handbook Book Review:

By achieving a delicate balance between systems and practices, proper laboratory biosecurity reduces the risk of legitimate bioscience facilities becoming sources of pathogens and toxins for malicious use. Effective design and implementation of laboratory biosecurity depends on cooperation among individuals from diverse communities, including scientists, technicians, policy makers, security engineers, and law enforcement officials. Providing guidance to the broad international community, Laboratory Biosecurity Handbook addresses the objectives of biosecurity and the ways in which they overlap or conflict with those of biosafety. The book describes the risks of working with dangerous pathogens and toxins in the current era of international terrorism. The authors characterize the global spread of legitimate biotechnology and relate it to the rise of transnational terrorism, emphasizing the need for biosecurity measures even in legitimate bioscience. The book discusses biosecurity risk assessment-a practical methodology that allows laboratory management and biosafety/biosecurity officers to analyze and determine the level of risk, and serves as a basis for managing those risks. The book includes questionnaires that can assist the process of collecting data for a biosecurity vulnerability assessment, example standard operating procedures and memoranda of understanding, and other useful reference material. Addressing a variety of operating environments and the particular challenges they face when designing and implementing laboratory biosecurity, this book can assist bioscience facilities ranging from the large to the small, from those that focus on diagnosis or vaccine development, to those only minimally involved with infectious diseases. The detailed recommendations help avoid a "one-size-fits-all" approach to security and save limited resources. The book shows institutions how to develop and implement a biosecurity plan, and helps ensure that all components are included in the overall system, whether existing or new.

Biosecurity

Biosecurity
Author: Brian Rappert,Chandré Gould
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2009-10-29
ISBN 10: 0230245730
ISBN 13: 9780230245730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosecurity Book Review:

This book explores the origins, interpretations and meanings of the term 'biosecurity'. It brings together contributors on issues relating to the perceptions of the threat of biological weapons and how states are responding, or not, to the challenges posed by the potential of the products of the life sciences to be used for destructive purposes.

Bioterrorism and Biocrimes

Bioterrorism and Biocrimes
Author: W. Seth Carus,Center for Counterproliferation Research
Publsiher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781410100238
ISBN 13: 1410100235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioterrorism and Biocrimes Book Review:

The working paper is divided into two main parts. The first part is a descriptive analysis of the illicit use of biological agents by criminals and terrorists. It draws on a series of case studies documented in the second part. The case studies describe every instance identifiable in open source materials in which a perpetrator used, acquired, or threatened to use a biological agent. While the inventory of cases is clearly incomplete, it provides an empirical basis for addressing a number of important questions relating to both biocrimes and bioterrorism. This material should enable policymakers concerned with bioterrorism to make more informed decisions. In the course of this project, the author has researched over 270 alleged cases involving biological agents. This includes all incidents found in open sources that allegedly occurred during the 20th Century. While the list is certainly not complete, it provides the most comprehensive existing unclassified coverage of instances of illicit use of biological agents.

Global Biosecurity

Global Biosecurity
Author: Peter Katona,John P. Sullivan,Michael D. Intriligator
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-01-21
ISBN 10: 1135273014
ISBN 13: 9781135273019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Biosecurity Book Review:

This book explores a range of biohealth and biosecurity threats, places them in context, and offers responses and solutions from global and local, networked and pyramidal, as well as specialized and interdisciplinary perspectives. Specifically covering bioterrorism, emerging infectious diseases, pandemic disease preparedness and remediation, agroterroism, food safety, and environmental issues, the contributors demonstrate that to counter terrorism of any kind, a global, networked, and multidisciplinary approach is essential. To be successful in biosecurity, this book argues it is necessary to extend partnerships, cooperation, and co-ordination between public health, clinical medicine, private business, law enforcement and other agencies locally, nationally and internationally. Internationally, a clear understanding is needed of what has happened in past epidemics and what was accomplished in past bioprograms (in Britain, South Africa, Russia, for example). This book also assesses how, with the right technology and motivation, both a state and a non-state actor could initiate an extremely credible biothreat to security at both local and national levels. This book will be of much interest to students, researchers and practitioners of security studies, public health, public policy and IR in general. Peter Katona is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Infectious Diseases. He is co-founder of Biological Threat Mitigation, a bioterror consulting firm. John P. Sullivan is a lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. He is also a researcher focusing on terrorism, conflict disaster, intelligence studies, and urban operations. He is co-founder of the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning (TEW) Group. Michael D. Intriligator is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also Professor of Political Science, Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy and Social Research, and Co-Director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences, all at UCLA.

Preparing for Bioterrorism the Alfred P Sloan Foundation s Leadership in Biosecurity

Preparing for Bioterrorism  the Alfred P  Sloan Foundation s Leadership in Biosecurity
Author: Gronvall, Gigi Kwik,Madeline Drexler,University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2003-). Center for Biosecurity
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN 10: 9780615706825
ISBN 13: 0615706827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for Bioterrorism the Alfred P Sloan Foundation s Leadership in Biosecurity Book Review:

With the 2001 anthrax attacks, the threat of bioterrorism became real to the nation. Before that, biological weapons were a known threat to warfighters, but after, the vulnerability of US civilians was clear.It was also clear that the US government was not organized to address the national security and civilian threat of bioweapons. Only a handful of civilian experts were involved, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation was the only US philanthropy willing to commit resources to confront the challenges of preparing for bioterrorism.When Sloan got involved in 2000, the professional field of biosecurity did not exist. There was little science or scholarship. There were no guidelines or planning tools and few policies or officials to direct civilian preparedness, planning, and response.Over ten years, the Sloan Foundation awarded more than $44 million in biosecurity grants and was instrumental in establishing the field and many of its most prominent leaders. That was money well-invested. The nation is now vastly better prepared for bioterrorism and other catastrophic threats to the public's health and national security.Author Gigi Kwik Gronvall chronicles the foundation's leadership in the field and the innovations that followed to show how the Sloan Foundation help to build the foundation on which US civilian biosecurity now stands.

Biosecurity Dilemmas

Biosecurity Dilemmas
Author: Christian Enemark
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-12-23
ISBN 10: 1626164045
ISBN 13: 9781626164048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosecurity Dilemmas Book Review:

Biosecurity Dilemmas examines conflicting values and interests in the practice of "biosecurity," the safeguarding of populations against infectious diseases through security policies. Biosecurity encompasses both the natural occurrence of deadly disease outbreaks and the use of biological weapons. Christian Enemark focuses on six dreaded diseases that governments and international organizations give high priority for research, regulation, surveillance, and rapid response: pandemic influenza, drug-resistant tuberculosis, smallpox, Ebola, plague, and anthrax. The book is organized around four ethical dilemmas that arise when fear causes these diseases to be framed in terms of national or international security: protect or proliferate, secure or stifle, remedy or overkill, and attention or neglect. For instance, will prioritizing research into defending against a rare event such as a bioterrorist attack divert funds away from research into commonly occurring diseases? Or will securitizing a particular disease actually stifle research progress owing to security classification measures? Enemark provides a comprehensive analysis of the ethics of securitizing disease and explores ideas and policy recommendations about biological arms control, global health security, and public health ethics.

Dual use life science research and biosecurity in the 21st Century Social Technical Policy and Ethical Challenges

Dual use life science research and biosecurity in the 21st Century  Social  Technical  Policy  and Ethical Challenges
Author: Jonathan E. Suk,Kathleen M. Vogel,Amanda Jane Ozin
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 2889195686
ISBN 13: 9782889195688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dual use life science research and biosecurity in the 21st Century Social Technical Policy and Ethical Challenges Book Review:

In September 2011, scientists announced new experimental findings that would not only threaten the conduct and publication of influenza research, but would have significant policy and intelligence implications. The findings presented a modified variant of the H5N1 avian influenza virus (hereafter referred to as the H5N1 virus) that was transmissible via aerosol between ferrets. These results suggested a worrisome possibility: the existence of a new airborne and highly lethal H5N1 virus that could cause a deadly global pandemic. In response, a series of international discussions on the nature of dual-use life science arose. These discussions addressed the complex social, technical, political, security, and ethical issues related to dual-use research. This Research Topic will be devoted to contributions that explore this matrix of issues from a variety of case study and international perspectives.

Biosecurity Interventions

Biosecurity Interventions
Author: Andrew Lakoff,Stephen J Collier
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-10-21
ISBN 10: 0231511779
ISBN 13: 9780231511773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosecurity Interventions Book Review:

In recent years, new disease threats such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals for new approaches to "securing health" against these threats have come not only from public health and medicine but also from such fields as emergency management, national security, and global humanitarianism. This volume provides a map of this complex and rapidly transforming terrain. The editors focus on how experts, public officials, and health practitioners work to define what it means to "secure health" through concrete practices such as global humanitarian logistics, pandemic preparedness measures, vaccination campaigns, and attempts to regulate potentially dangerous new biotechnologies. As the contributions show, despite impressive activity in these areas, the field of "biosecurity interventions" remains unstable. Many basic questions are only beginning to be addressed: Who decides what counts as a biosecurity problem? Who is responsible for taking action, and how is the efficacy of a given intervention to be evaluated? It is crucial to address such questions today, when responses to new problems of health and security are still taking shape. In this context, this volume offers a form of critical and reflexive knowledge that examines how technical efforts to increase biosecurity relate to the political and ethical challenges of living with risk.