Future Series: Cybercrime 2025

Future Series: Cybercrime 2025 is a joint program of work with the University of Oxford - Oxford Martin School.

The Challenge​

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 Objective​

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



Our Methodology​

To achieve these objectives the Centre for Cybersecurity will  establish a steering committee and dedicated working group for each workshop.​

Steering committee​

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​

Working group​

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​.

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