The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is honored to welcome three new companies—HP Inc., Microsoft, and T-Mobile—as the newest members of the CLTC Corporate Membership Program, a unique partnership opportunity that provides companies with access to cutting-edge research, a diverse talent pool, and other benefits.
“We are honored to have three of the world’s leading innovators join our Corporate Membership Program, and we look forward to connecting them with UC Berkeley’s world-class research community,” says Steven Weber, Faculty Director of CLTC. “Companies around the world are struggling with the cybersecurity challenge, and the more we can bridge the work of academic researchers and industry practitioners, the more successful we all will be.”
Housed in the UC Berkeley School of Information and funded through a seed grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity supports leading-edge research in emerging areas like artificial intelligence, encryption, blockchain, and spear phishing detection, as well as broader issues like education, privacy, and human rights. UC Berkeley is one of the world’s leading centers for research in cybersecurity; the university’s computer science graduate program shares the #1 spot on U.S. News and World Report’s rankings.
The CLTC Corporate Membership Program provides participating companies with benefits based on their level of sponsorship. CLTC Partners have opportunities to work with UC Berkeley scholars on cutting-edge cybersecurity questions, meet and network with top-caliber students, and help CLTC shape its research agenda. CLTC Associates have the chance to meet with researchers and attend CLTC’s annual research review and other member-exclusive networking events, among other opportunities.
HP Inc. and Microsoft will join the program as CLTC Partners; T-Mobile will participate at the Associate Level. “T-Mobile is excited to partner with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley given our mutual commitment in thought leadership,” says Bill Boni, senior vice president at T-Mobile. “Having an opportunity to shape outcomes pertaining to cybersecurity innovation, talent, and policy-making is a critical transformational success factor.”
In addition to these three new companies, Qualcomm and Kaiser Permanente are currently CLTC Partners; Facebook, Huawei, Symantec, and Tanium have also participated in the program. “The Corporate Membership Program is a great way for companies to be ahead of the curve in cybersecurity research and build relationships with UC Berkeley’s students and faculty, as well as other companies,” says Weber. “We encourage other companies to reach out to us if they are interested in learning more about this program.”
For more information, please visit https://cltc.berkeley.edu/corporate-membership-program.