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Practical Guidelines for Secure Cloud Computing using Genomic Data

By Somalee Datta, Keith Bettinger, Michael Snyder

Posted 20 Dec 2015
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/034876 (published DOI: 10.1038/nbt.3496)

Understanding Cloud security for genomics data is challenging but a critical need. It is our observation that security requirements are often inconsistent not only across datasets but also between on-premise solutions and Cloud for the same dataset. We attempt to summarize these security requirements across a wide range of regulatory bodies from government and private sources. While we expect the implementation to be different between Clouds and evolution in implementation methodology in time, we expect these guidelines to be applicable in foreseeable future. We also note that security does not necessary provide privacy and significant effort is needed to address privacy for a research centric platform.

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