Why Securing Society Means Hacking Society

A hacker mindset is essential to understanding the security of complex technological systems.This way of thinking applies much more broadly: not only to socio-technical systems but to purely social systems as well. Tax loopholes, for example, can be understood as hacks of the tax code. Disinformation campaigns can be understood as hacks of the democratic election process. This talk extends the core language of hacking to the broad systems that underlie our society. What does it mean to hack the law, to hack the market economy, and to hack the democratic process?

A Keynote with Bruce Schneier, Fellow and Lecturer/Chief of Security Architecture at Harvard Kennedy School/Inrupt, Inc.

December 12 @ 18:45
18:45 — 19:05 (20′)

Main Stage

Bruce Schneier