Sociotechnical Exploitation with Bruce Schneier

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The Sociotechnical Theory is an organizational theory that emphasizes the importance of both social and technical factors in designing and managing systems. Sociotechnical systems are deeply embedded within society and prone to “hacking,” a term meaning to subvert a systematic rules in unintended way.  In his most recent book, A Hacker’s Mind, Bruce Schneier takes hacking beyond computer systems and uses it to analyze the systems that underpin our society.

He stops by and we define the true definition of hacking, who has the edge in the endless arms race, revealing who the world’s best hackers are, how AI will impact the future of hacking, and the truth about AI democratization.


0:02:37 – Exploring the Hacker’s Mindset and How to Bend Society’s Rules
0:04:53 – The Importance of System Hacking in Today’s World
0:06:42 – The Inevitability of System Hacks and the Impact of AI
0:14:41 – Digital Simulation Technology on Policy and Legal Code
0:16:21 – Impact of Hacking on Existing Inequalities
0:18:21 – Hacking Resources and Loopholes

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Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.