Expansion of the Secure Tomorrow Series Toolkit Now Available  


Mona Harrington, Assistant Director for the National Risk Management Center 

“Resolve to be Resilient” - New interactive products for stakeholders  

Today, CISA released the latest Secure Tomorrow Series Toolkit, a diverse array of interactive products to empower critical infrastructure stakeholders on how to use strategic foresight methods to identify and mitigate emerging risks. 

After the successful launch of the first iteration of the Secure Tomorrow Series Toolkit in 2022, CISA’s National Risk Management Center expanded the Toolkit by adding three new risk topics: brain-computer interfaces, synthetic biology, and quantum technologies. The Toolkit is a diverse array of interactive and thought-provoking products designed to assist critical infrastructure stakeholders understand how to use strategic foresight methods to identify emerging risks and potential risk management strategies to secure critical infrastructure systems in the long-term. 

The Secure Tomorrow Series is a strategic foresight capability focused on anticipating future risk drivers, critical uncertainties, and trends—such as aging infrastructure, global pandemics, and emerging technologies— to help enhanced organizational resiliency to be robust against future uncertainties. Central to the effort is the selection of topics likely to have highly disruptive impact to multiple National Critical Functions (NCFs) in the next 3 to 7 years.  

To build the Toolkit, CISA engaged with subject matter experts, thought leaders, academia, think tanks, the private sector, and the National Labs to examine three new topics: brain-computer interfaces (BCI), synthetic biology, and quantum technologies. The first edition of the Toolkit (available on the Secure Tomorrow Series webpage) addresses three additional topics: trust and social cohesion, anonymity and privacy, and data storage and transmission. The Toolkit includes game templates, facilitator and player guides, read-aheads, and other materials uniquely designed to allow users to self-facilitate and conduct different kinds of strategic foresight activities around these topics that is relevant to their organization, region, or sector. 

In a constantly changing and complex operating environment, using strategic foresight to explore alternative futures and potential drivers of change is a potent technique for improving decision-making to manage uncertainty.  

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To learn more, visit the Secure Tomorrow Series webpage.