Critical infrastructure such as electricity grids, transportation systems for people and goods, and consumer devices and services, increasingly rely on digital technologies. Also, in a world increasingly populated with digital assets, new types of digital risks emerge. The recent and fatal Boeing 737 Max accidents, or those concerning autonomous and semi-autonomous Uber and Tesla cars, raise concern over the safety and vulnerability of such complex digital assets. At the same time, fraudulent brand impersonation or theft of digital identities come at huge cost. The increasing delegation of tasks to technologies and new digital ecosystems are opening up substantive trust gaps in the intersections of technology, people, organizations and regulators.
Assurance of Digital Assets
While digital technologies provide unique possibilities, they are also creating new digital risks and opening substantive trust gaps. The focus of the Assurance of Digital Assets (ADA) project is to understand what type of assurance is needed to ensure that digital assets in industry and society are safe and reliable.