Caroline Baylon

Research Affiliate

Caroline Baylon works on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations, which is co-running an inquiry on long-termism in policy and a workshop series on autonomous weapons.

Caroline serves as Research Lead in AXA's Strategy, Research and Threat Horizon team, within an internal think tank looking at future trends in cyber security, AI and technology. Her research at present focuses on the use of AI by cybercriminals, both now and in the future, and on cyber security vulnerabilities in connected and driverless cars. She co-leads the team's biannual cyber security foresight publication and has established a scenario-planning programme within the company. Caroline also serves as a facilitator for an executive education course on scenario-planning taught at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

Previously, Caroline was the lead on cyber security at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London, United Kingdom, where her work centered on cyber security threats to critical infrastructure, notably on those to nuclear facilities and satellites. She was also Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy, a peer reviewed academic journal published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. Caroline has also served as an independent contractor for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, carrying out research projects on the activities of cyber proxy groups and on prospects for curbing the proliferation of cyber weapons. She holds a Master of Science in Social Science of the Internet from Balliol College, University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

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