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How secure is the SEAL lab?

How secure is the SEAL lab?

The SEAL Lab security is designed to address both external attack e.g., hackers who are external to the lab, and internal attack e.g., usually well-meaning or innocent mistakes by lab users.  Security is implemented through hardware/software controls, and administrative controls.  We maintain a detailed security plan for the SEAL Lab that is available to data providers needing to verify our security plan.

Some elements of the security plan include:

  • User screening

  • Access and CCTV controls

  • Results release vetting requirements

  • Secure data import and deletion controls

  • Physical controls such as cabling requirements, connectivity controls and access authorization.

  • Software controls including multi-factor authentication, firewalls, password management and group policy controls.

  • Administrative controls include validation of user authorization to conduct research and implementation of data sharing agreements.