Biocomputing, Security and Society

Malicious behavior emerges in many complex systems. For example, viruses and cancer exploit the reproductive mechanisms of host cells to replicate and spread; bullies use intimidation to exert power, violating social norms; investors are duped by numerous schemes to manipulate financial markets; and cybercriminals exploit software vulnerabilities, eroding trust in networked systems. Successful systems develop effective defenses to counter these attacks.