December 1, 2020
Hacking is generally thought of as something done to computer systems, but this conceptualization can be extended to any system of rules. The tax code, financial markets, and any system of laws can be hacked. This essay considers a world where AIs can be hackers. This is a generalization of specification gaming, where vulnerabilities and exploits of our social, economic, and political systems are discovered and exploited at computer speeds and scale.
The full essay can be read and downloaded here.
Boston Global Forum honored Bruce Schneier with the Practitioner in Cybersecurity Award 2015 at Global Cybersecurity Day on December 12, 2015 at Harvard University Faculty Club.