Future Series: Cybercrime 2025 is a joint program of work with the University of Oxford - Oxford Martin School.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 has ranked financially motivated cyberattacks among the top five global risks in the world today. Recognizing that the world is challenged by the unprecedented technological change driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the report highlights that technological innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), next generation networks (5G), the internet of things (IoT), operation technology (OT), physical convergence and quantum computing present both tremendous opportunities and unprecedented threats.
The aim of the Future Series project is to understand how the key technology waves of the near term will impact the threat and risk landscape in the future, how these technologies will change the cybersecurity landscape and the subsequent security and response implications for countering these developments.
Outcomes and Deliverables
In partnership with key academic, public and private partners, the Platform will launch:
· A series of workshops dedicated to potential changes in the threat and risks landscape and the required responses
· A set of insightful reports on the likelihood of the future threat landscape and emerging cyber risks, and how they will need to be countered
· A comprehensive final report written in collaboration with the University of Oxford that will focus on key cybersecurity issues, threats, opportunities and recommendations in relation to the technologies assessed and workshopped
To achieve these objectives the Centre for Cybersecurity will establish a steering committee and dedicated working group for each workshop.
The committee will provide leadership, validate the scope and key deliverables of the project as well as help shape the terms of reference and programme of work.
Members of the committee will participate in one meeting each quarter and will include:
· Senior executives from business partner companies
· Senior officials from government entities
· Institutional leaders from academic institutions
The working group will provide expertise, data and research to the project and community. Members will participate in workshops and will brief senior executives and officials on outcomes before high-level gatherings such as the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
The working group comprises of:
· Executives from Forum partner companies with responsibilities in cybersecurity, technology, research, innovation, strategy, operations and/or government relations
· Government officials with responsibilities in cybersecurity, cybercrime, advanced research, operations, public private coordination and/or policy development
· Academic subject-matter experts in disciplines such as computer science, technology, criminology, international relations and international security.