Risk, Technology and Security
About the Research Cluster
Security is one of the most foundational appeals in politics. Providing security is the primary function of the state with an ever-changing matrix as threats, vulnerabilities, and potential solutions constantly shift and evolve.
The dominant mode of thinking through security policies is risk management, understanding that environmental threats and vulnerabilities must be accepted, mitigated, deferred or rejected. Technologies can be force-multipliers that lead to effective and efficient policy responses and vectors of vulnerabilities themselves.
Because of the complexity of security politics and the complexity of technological solutions, good security policy requires serious, sustained and ethical analysis to ensure that democratic principles are honoured in our policy solutions.