Futures Literacy

In a world characterised by high levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, it is more important than ever that we equip ourselves with robust strategies to help the cyber security community understand, as well as communicate, risk and resilience. Whether it is assessing the risk of moving proprietary data to the Cloud, considering the potential impacts of emerging technology on current and future industry, or designing trusted automated products, it is critical that cyber security is informed by rigorous futures thinking.

‘Futures Literacy’ is the practical capability that enables us to do this kind of thinking well, and to use strategic foresight to take informed action in the present. By supporting the RISCS community to become futures literate, this theme will help us all to make more effective decisions as we assess risk and prepare for a range of possible futures.

RISCS Senior Fellow: Will Slocombe