As far as I can tell, LessWrong/Alignment Forum haven’t been noticeably attacked or disrupted. However, I’m concerned that could change because:
Attack command, control and automation will definitely improve, making more sophisticated attacks easier to deploy at scale.
If AI becomes as important as we think, and the Rationality community succeeds at influencing its trajectory, LW/AF may become targets for surveillance/influence operations.
So my questions are:
How much focus does Lightcone Infrastructure and put on security?
Does Lightcone contract with any external security experts or penetration testers?
Are the any plans to implement two factor authentication for LW/AF?
Are there any planned responses if automated trolling/astroturfing attacks become much more common/advanced, as seems plausible with the rise of strong language models?
Are there plans for secondary hosting providers, in case Amazon/the US become hostile?
Is there some way we can download and backup all public conversations hosted on LW/AF?
Relatedly, how are backups handled for LW/AF?
Thank you very much to Lightcone Infrastructure and the LessWrong team for your work. I’d be glad for any insight they (or anyone else) can share.