The Cyber Security Battlefield, an essay on the economic potential and vulnerability of transformative technologies.


CIGI has released "Governing Cyberspace during a Crisis in Trust”, an essay series highlighting the economic potential and vulnerability of transformative technologies and cyber security.

Sightline CEO, Wally Trenholm alongside CIGI’s Global Economy Program Director, Robert Fay have combined their efforts in writing an essay titled: “The Cyber Security Battlefield”.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is truly a revolutionary feat of computer science, set to become a core component of all modern software over the coming years and decades.

This presents a threat but also an opportunity. AI will be deployed to augment both defensive and offensive cyber operations. Additionally, new means of cyber attack will be invented to take advantage of the particular weaknesses of AI technology. Finally, the importance of data will be amplified by AI’s appetite for large amounts of training data, redefining how we must think about data protection. Prudent governance at the global level will be essential to ensure that this era-defining technology will bring about broadly shared safety and prosperity.