Cybersecurity Futures 2030

From ubiquitous software-controlled vehicles, Web 3.0, innovations in gaming, virtual reality, and hyper-scale Cloud adoption, to supply chain frictions, a proliferation of inexpensive tools available to cyber criminals, the emergence of synthetic image generators, and fractures in global internet governance, the landscape of digital security is constantly changing — and by 2030, it will once again be radically transformed. Navigating this complex world will require strategic foresight. Those who begin now to look toward this complex new future will have the advantage.

About the Program

Cybersecurity Futures 2030 is a foresight-focused scenario planning exercise to inform cybersecurity strategic plans around the globe. Participating institutions will have an opportunity to build their capacity to seize opportunities and mitigate risks just over the horizon. 

Led by subject-matter experts at UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), our future-focused scenarios consider how digital security is set to transform over the next five- to seven years. The resulting robust scenarios, workshops, policy and planning recommendations, reports, and convenings will help decision-makers in government, industry, academia, and civil society anticipate and address tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges. In partnership with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity, the work engages global stakeholders for 360-degree foresight and generates insights that are broadly applicable across countries and regions. The project will integrate issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) for the kaleidoscopic perspectives long-term solutions require. 

Previous Work

Cybersecurity Futures 2030 builds on CLTC’s trailblazing Cybersecurity Futures 2020 and Cybersecurity Futures 2025 projects, which were featured at presentations and workshops conducted globally. Cybersecurity Futures 2025 reached thousands of decision-makers in a dozen countries. Past events included:

  • World Economic Forum C4C Annual Meeting
  • UNIDIR Innovations Dialogue
  • RSA Conference
  • International Tech Ambassador’s Retreat
  • BlackHat CISO Summit
  • BlackHat Asia Executive Summit

CLTC anticipates a similarly ambitious roster of Cybersecurity Futures 2030 collaborators and global presentations.

CLTC’s Cybersecurity Futures 2030 community of strategic partners enjoy:

  • Access to and participation in Cybersecurity Futures 2030 planning workshops. These opportunities engage a diverse mix of peer thought-leaders, government officials, and subject-matter experts, and invite direct input on themes to inform the 2030 futures scenarios. 
  • Prominent recognition in the globally circulated Cybersecurity Futures 2030 official report, as well as associated international presentations, events, workshops, and conferences across the 2022-2024 project timeline.
  • Inclusion in co-created recommendations for collective global actions tied to Cybersecurity Futures 2030 scenarios, and a cadence of both formal and informal in-person and virtual opportunities for networking and collaboration.
  • Early access and input into multi-media (e.g. videos, games), interactive decision-making tools that will address near- and long-term Cybersecurity Futures 2030 topics relevant to digital security operations, technology implementation, investments, and human capital. 
  • UC Berkeley subject-matter experts are available to all Strategic Partners for salon events focused on topics related to Cybersecurity Futures 2030 scenarios for key communities such as senior leadership, customers, etc.  

See the PDF below for more information, or contact: Matthew Nagamine, CLTC Manager of Strategic Partnerships, at

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