Secure Tomorrow Series
In a constantly changing and complex operating environment, perfectly accurate forecasts about the future are an impossibility. Instead, exploring alternative futures and potential drivers of change is a potent technique for managing uncertainty and improving decision-making to enhance our national capacity to ensure security, economic vitality, and public health and safety.
To build a more resilient and secure future, the Secure Tomorrow Series is a strategic foresight capability focused on identifying emerging and evolving risks that could significantly affect the nation’s critical infrastructure in the next 3 to 20 years in order to analyze, prioritize, and manage those drivers of risk to steer towards a preferred future.
The goal of CISA’s Secure Tomorrow Series is to build understanding of challenges that may affect the strategic operating environment, identify potential risk mitigation strategies, and apply this knowledge to promote methods that create more resilient critical infrastructure systems in the long-term.
The effort aligns with the National Critical Functions (NCFs) risk management framework which looks at improving resilience across the Nation’s critical infrastructure ecosystem in a more targeted, prioritized, and strategic manner. Using the NCF Framework, CISA is working to understand what entities come together to support/enable critical functions, and what assets, systems, networks, and technologies underpin those functions.
CISA Releases Expansion of the Secure Tomorrow Series Toolkit
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. The toolkit expansion includes three new topics: brain-computer interfaces, synthetic biology, and quantum technologies.
The Toolkit provides a powerful means of increasing risk awareness, identifying risk mitigation solutions, and encouraging systems-level thinking and long-term planning.
Central to the Secure Tomorrow Series effort is the selection of topics to explore that are likely to have highly disruptive impact across multiple National Critical Functions (NCFs) in the next 5-20 years.
This blog post explains how strategic foresight can assist organizations derive actionable insights about the future, identify emerging risks, and proactively develop strategies to enhance their security.
The Secure Tomorrow Series is a strategic foresight capability that seeks to inform the Nation’s long-term strategic planning for addressing cyber and infrastructure risks.
As CISA’s center for collaborative risk management, the National Risk Management Center (NRMC) is leading the Secure Tomorrow Series effort which uses strategic foresight to develop risk mitigation strategies.
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