The ACM RISKS Forum, moderated by Chair Peter Neumann, is an online dialogue on risks to the public in computers and related systems, and is heavily involved in issues such as human safety, privacy, ethics, and legal responsibility. The RISKS Forum activity involves many people around the world, some of whom are contributing to the effort through their RISKS submissions.

Inside Risks Column

Inside Risks is a regular column appearing in Communications of the ACM, edited by Peter Neumann and consisting of articles by various contributors. An archive of the columns is available at

Edited and distilled highlights from the columns appear bimonthly in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes.

Annual Report

Each July, RISKS Forum publishes its annual report detailing activities from the previous fiscal year.