Author: CLTCmain

June 8, 2022

Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics Launches Website

The Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics has launched a new website (https://cybersecurityclinics.org) that aims to help universities in the U.S. and around the world to share insights and best practices for launching and operating a cybersecurity clinic. 

June 1, 2022

Event Recap: “Can Documentation Improve Accountability for Artificial Intelligence?”

 Diverse processes and practices have been developed in recent years for documenting artificial intelligence (AI), with a shared aim to improve transparency, safety, fairness, and accountability for the development and uses of AI systems. On May 25, 2022, CLTC’s AI Security Initiative presented an online panel discussion on the…

May 31, 2022

Citizen Clinic Leaders in Lawfare: “How to Start a Cybersecurity Clinic”

Cybersecurity clinics, like clinics in law and medicine, train university students to provide digital security assistance to outside organizations with limited resources. Cybersecurity clinics provide the students with valuable real-world experience while providing vital support to their public interest clients. Yet the process of starting and operating a cybersecurity clinic…

May 19, 2022

CLTC Grantees Find Widespread Exposure to Log4Shell Vulnerability

A team of CLTC-funded researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Information have discovered that the Log4Shell vulnerability — a widely-reported cybersecurity issue discovered in late 2021 — still has not been patched in many applications, especially those that use the Log4Shell indirectly.

May 17, 2022

The Future is Fragile: Nick Merrill on “Tech Policy Grind” Podcast

Nick Merrill, a Research Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and Director of the Daylight Security Research Lab, was interviewed for a recent episode of the Tech Policy Grind Podcast. The Tech Policy Grind is produced by the Internet Law and Policy Foundry, a “collaborative collection of early-career…

April 6, 2022

Data Scraping for Research Purposes

On March 31, 2022, CLTC convened a panel discussion focused on the use of data scraping for research purposes. Among the questions considered: to what extent should researchers be allowed to “scrape” (i.e., export) data from platforms on which users post data that is left open to the public? What governance mechanisms could protect researchers and privacy? How might data scraping be handled differently in different contexts?

March 31, 2022

CLTC 2021 Annual Report

Check out this summary of highlights from CLTC’s activities and impact in 2021, including our work on understanding the impacts of privacy laws; shaping guidelines for the responsible use of artificial intelligence; mapping the structural risks to the internet; creating tools to help organizational leaders act on foresight; and more!