The Future of Risk, Security and the Law

What is Threatcasting?

Threatcasting is a conceptual framework used to help multidisciplinary groups envision future scenarios to enable systematic planning against threats ten years in the future. Using inputs from social science, technical research, cultural history, economics, trends, expert interviews, and even science fiction storytelling, threatcasting focuses on desired realities and avoiding undesired futures.

Menzies Foundation reply:

The Ninian Stephen Menzies Cyber Law Program, run in partnership with the ANU Cyber Institute and ANU School of Law, supports the Australian legal sector to grapple with the complex legal challenges of cyber resilience and risk in a global context.

In further support of this initiative, the Menzies Foundation in partnership with the University of Melbourne delivered the 2019 Menzies Oration. This was presented by Professor Brian David Johnson, Futurist, Arizona State University, on the important topic The Future of Risk, Security and the Law.

Professor Johnson ran Threatcasting Workshops leading up to the Oration exploring the challenges of resolving transnational legal cyber security threats and disputes in uncertainty and complexity, amplified by the pace of technological change.

As an outcome of this important work, we are delighted to present the Regional Cyber Futures Initiative: The Future of Risk Security and the Law – Threatcasting Report 2019.

We welcome you to join Menzies Foundation CEO Liz Gillies in conversation with world renowned futurist, Prof. Brian David Johnson as they discuss how leaders and businesses best prepare themselves to take on worldwide cyber security threats and what is the legal landscape for action. They also explore what leadership will look like 10 years from now and how leaders today best prepare for tomorrow.

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