Global Future Council on Cybersecurity

Council mission and objectives

Our dependence on digital infrastructure is accelerating and cybersecurity has become the “great facilitator” of activity in the digital economy. Cybersecurity underpins the trust needed for smooth interactions between citizens, civil society, the private sector and government. At the same time, cyber attacks have become more disruptive, targeting critical infrastructure, core public services, vulnerable communities and personal privacy. Cyber incidents can cascade across industries and borders. The collaboration needed to secure digital societies makes cybersecurity much more than a technical conundrum.
The Global Future Council on Cybersecurity will focus on the challenges of creating secure digital ecosystems. It will continue to build on recent work responding to emerging technology risk, such as quantum technology; support collaboration on the governance and interoperability of digital systems; and facilitate cross-border cohesion of cybersecurity standards and regulations.

Forum Council Manager:
- Sean Doyle, Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum

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The Global Future Councils serve as a brain trust for leaders from government, business and civil society, and support the Forum’s mission by bringing together experts bound by a shared mission to discuss the most critical issues, generate insights and analysis, and collaborate in shaping agendas.


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