Futures Literacy

This theme aims to help equip the cyber security community with strategies to understand and communicate about risk and resilience. Some cyber risks we may be confident we can identify as we look to implement strategies for blocking or mitigating them; others are less clearly defined and require more consideration and analysis. Technical challenges also dovetail with complex social shifts and currents, and being aware of future trajectories and possible scenarios remains vital to understanding both risk and resilience. So, whether it is assessing the risks to data security, considering the potential impacts of emerging technology on future industry, or designing trusted automated products, it is critical that cyber security is informed by rigorous futures thinking. By supporting the RISCS community to become more ‘futures literate, this theme will assist more effective decision-making as we prepare for a range of possible futures. 

RISCS Senior Fellow: Will Slocombe