Caution: Safety first!

Against the backdrop of a transforming global risk landscape, we map out future security solutions for a safer world.

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Vanessa Cook

January 2024

Key takeaways

  • A variety of factors contribute to why this new world feels less safe: environmental issues like climate change and extreme weather, cybercrime and deepfakes, food and energy shortages, and social polarization and inequality.
  • In fact, the global risk landscape is increasingly more interconnected than ever before, and the last 30 years have seen an average of nearly 200 disasters each year, much higher than in previous decades. It's no surprise that against this unsettling backdrop, people are craving stability, safety and security.
  • To address the black (or grey) swan in the room, BofA Global Research has mapped out future security solutions for a safer world that aim to address cybersecurity, cyber insurance, artificial intelligence, physical security, and automotive safety, among others.

Read our full analysis for a more in-depth look at these trends.