Cybersecurity Futures 2025

Unprecedented cybersecurity challenges loom just beyond the horizon. Yet today’s operational security agenda is too narrow in scope to address the wide range of issues likely to emerge in the coming years.

To address this gap, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), CNA’s Institute for Public Research (CNA), and the World Economic Forum’s Global Centre for Cybersecurity (C4C) initiated Cybersecurity Futures 2025, a global initiative that aims to shape a forward-looking research and policy agenda that is intellectually and practically robust—and broadly applicable across countries and regions.

The goal of Cybersecurity Futures 2025 is to help decision-makers in government, industry, and civil society reduce frictions, seize opportunities for cooperation, and better prepare for the future.


Read Cybersecurity Scenarios for 2025: Insights and Findings

In 2018, decision-makers from government, industry, civil society, academia, and other domains gathered for a series of international workshops to engage with and respond to scenarios depicting potential cybersecurity challenges for the year 2025. The resulting report, "Cybersecurity Futures 2025: Insights and Findings," provides insights to help decision-makers drive operational and tactical adaptation for a rapidly changing technology security environment.

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Quantum Leap

The immense power of quantum computing is available to some, and containing ‘proliferation’ is not a simple matter of carrots and sticks.

Barlow's Revenge

In the digital world, the state is now either fully in or fully out – and not all countries make the ‘obvious’ choice.

Trust Us

The stakes of deciding between an unsafe-yet-open internet and a safe but closed and surveilled SafetyNet are clear, but not what we expected.

New Wiggle Room

Perfect information makes societies perfectly miserable, leading some to seek escape by adopting multiple identities.



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