We stand at a remarkable inflection point in our digital evolution, facing an unprecedented assault on trust. In a hyperconnected world, where malicious or manipulative activity can be spread to millions in an instant, information itself is a battlefield with the power to erode trust in society’s most sacred institutions. How can we tackle such a consequential challenge? The notion of risk must be properly defined in this modern digital context. Adopting the right understanding of risk not only restores our faith in what matters most but is ultimately the catalyst for human progress.