How pre­pared is bio­phar­ma for the cy­ber dooms­day?

One of the largest cy­ber­at­tacks in his­to­ry hap­pened on a Fri­day, Er­ic Per­ak­slis dis­tinct­ly re­mem­bers.

Per­ak­slis, who was head of Take­da’s R&D Da­ta Sci­ences In­sti­tute and vis­it­ing fac­ul­ty at Har­vard Med­ical School at the time, had spent that morn­ing com­plet­ing a re­view on cy­ber­se­cu­ri­ty for the British Med­ical Jour­nal. Mo­ments af­ter he turned it in, he heard back from the ed­i­tor: “Have you heard what’s go­ing on right now?”

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