CLTC is excited to welcome Dr. Andrew Reddie as Interim Research Director. Reddie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Berkeley and Senior Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. We interviewed Andrew to learn about his current research and his projects at CLTC.
This CLTC white paper, “Tech Has an Attention Problem,” by Aileen Nielsen, a PhD Student at the ETH Zurich’s Center for Law & Economics and a Fellow in Law & Tech, examines the potential harms of the technology industry’s widespread practice of “attention harvesting,” using algorithms and other techniques to maximize the amount of time consumers spend using a technology product.
Through the Citizen Clinic, students from the UC Berkeley School of Information’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) degree program help public-serving organizations gain skills to protect themselves against malicious governments, powerful corporations, hate groups, and extremists.
New Grant from Rose Foundation Supports Research on How Communities of Color Experience Surveillance Devices
With support from the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) will be launching a new initiative focused on understanding the privacy implications of always-on home surveillance devices, particularly in communities with predominantly non-White populations.
The Internet Atlas, a project of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s Daylight Lab, measures long-term structural risks to the global internet. One major structural risk to the world wide web is that core internet protocols and infrastructures make it far too easy for repressive regimes to block access to content. In an article published on the CLTC Bulletin, Narmin Mammadsoy, a research assistant with CLTC, details internet censorship in Azerbaijan through the lens of her personal experiences.
Two teams of researchers supported by the CLTC presented at the recent 2021 RSA Conference, an event that brings together cybersecurity professionals from around the world to exchange ideas and solutions. The students are enrolled in the UC Berkeley School of Information’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program. Read more — and watch videos of the presentations.
A new report from the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity provides a set of recommendations to help governments and other organizations evaluate the potential risks and harms associated with new artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The paper, Guidance for the Development of AI Risk and Impact Assessments, by Louis Au Yeung, a…
Call for Graduate Student Researchers: Global Governance and Security Implications of Artificial Intelligence
The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) invites applications for Graduate Student Researcher positions to work within the CLTC AI Security Initiative for limited-term appointments for Summer 2021. The accepted applicant(s) will have the opportunity to engage with CLTC staff and network and contribute to a growing hub for interdisciplinary research on the global governance and security implications of artificial intelligence. Opportunities will vary based upon the skills and interests of the applicant. The Initiative is interdisciplinary and applicants from all departments, including PhD, masters, and law students, are encouraged to apply.
This report by an interdisciplinary team of scholars from the University of California, Berkeley aims to help local-level policymakers better understand how cybersecurity risks vary among different “smart city” technologies. “The Cybersecurity Risks of Smart City Technologies: What Do The Experts Think?” presents results from a 2020 survey in which 76 cybersecurity experts ranked different technologies according to underlying technical vulnerabilities, their attractiveness to potential attackers, and the potential impact of a successful serious cyberattack.
Joined by a panel of scholars, CLTC Faculty Director Steve Weber discussed his book, which outlines a framework for how firms should position themselves for the new economic geography. At a time when globalization is taking a step backward, what’s the best way to organize a global enterprise?…