Author: cltc2015

October 18, 2021

Q&A with Andrew Reddie, Research Director

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.

September 28, 2021

New CLTC White Paper Tackles Tech Industry’s Engagement Maximization

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.

September 15, 2021

Internet Censorship: A Story from Azerbaijan

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.

August 18, 2021

MICS Students Present Usable Privacy and Security Research at RSA Conference

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.

August 9, 2021

Guidance for the Development of AI Risk and Impact Assessments

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…

March 18, 2021

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.

March 16, 2021

The Cybersecurity Risks of Smart City Technologies: What Do The Experts Think?

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.

February 17, 2021

Video: Book Talk on Steve Weber’s “Bloc by Bloc”

    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?…