What does the future look like? To take a closer look, Microsoft has released a report called “Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain.” How will the choices organizations make at present, affect their ability to shape the social, economic and demographic changes a decade from now? The report endeavors to discuss this question and provide a model to characterize potential scenarios.
Called the Cyber 2025 Model, three scenarios for the future of cybersecurity are detailed in the report and described as: “Peak,” “Plateau,” and “Canyon.” To continue delivering groundbreaking new services, governments, industry and other interested parties need to find the right policies to manage both the complexities and opportunities posed by information and communications technology (ICT). For example, policy choices can enable economic growth, or potentially restrict progress through more insular approaches that stifle innovation.
You can read more about the report and its recommendations in a post by my colleague Paul Nicholas on the Microsoft on the Issues blog.