Research and analysis

Future technology trends in security

This paper explores technology and science trends related to security over the next 10 years.


Future technology trends in security

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This paper highlights emerging trends and possible threats which government and the private sector should consider in order to inform future policy and promote more meaningful engagement between national security teams and innovation leads.

The production of this paper involved consultation of many different subject matter experts across the defence and security domain.

Published 14 March 2019