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2017 Emerging Technology Domains Risk Survey

October 2017 Technical Report
Dan J. Klinedinst, Joel Land, Kyle O'Meara

This report describes our understanding of future technologies and helps US-CERT identify vulnerabilities, promote security practices, and understand vulnerability risk.


In today’s increasingly interconnected world, the information security community must be prepared to address emerging vulnerabilities that may arise from new technology domains. Understanding trends and emerging technologies can help information security professionals, leaders of organizations, and others interested in information security to anticipate and prepare for such vulnerabilities.

This report, originally prepared in 2015 for the Department of Homeland Security United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), provides a snapshot of the current understanding of future technologies. This report also helps US-CERT make an informed decision about the best areas to focus resources for identifying new vulnerabilities, promoting good security practices, and increasing understanding of systemic vulnerability risk.