June 19, 2018

CLTC Grantee Q&A: Using Intermediaries to Deter Cybercrime

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Grantees Aniket Kesari, Chris Hoofnagle, and Damon McCoy recently released a paper in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, “Deterring Cybercrime: Focus on the Intermediaries,” focused on how various enforcers use the law to police cybercrime. Specifically, the authors describe how intellectual property owners, technology companies, and…

June 7, 2018

New CLTC Report Highlights Privacy Risks in the “Internet of Things”

Regulators and product makers need to do more to protect consumer data in the Internet of Things (IoT), as the rapid proliferation of web-connected devices is leading to the potentially irreversible erosion of our personal privacy. That is among the key findings of a new research report, Privacy and the Internet of Things: Emerging Frameworks for Policy and Design, published by the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity in partnership with researchers from the Internet of Things Privacy Forum.

May 16, 2018

CLTC Research: American Companies Struggle to Meet GDPR’s Data Breach Notification Rules

On May 25, 2018, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect following a two-year implementation period. Among the regulations outlined in the GDPR, the data breach notification requirement is likely to be particularly problematic for American companies. Article 33 of the GDPR sets the deadline for data breach notification at 72 hours, and any delay beyond that must be accompanied by an explanation. Companies that fail to comply with this requirement face potentially massive fines: up to 4% of annual revenues or 20 million Euros. According to research by the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, most companies fall far short of the GDPR’s requirements in their standard notification practice. In only 9.1% of the breach incidents we analyzed did companies comply with the GDPR’s 72-hour requirement. Around two thirds (67.5%) provided notification within deadlines set by state privacy laws, but the leap from 45 days to 72 hours is significant, and the broad application of the GDPR sets a de facto standard for data breach reporting that companies will be hard-pressed to meet.

May 9, 2018

Media Roundup: CLTC in the News, Grantee Updates

Media Coverage: CLTC in the News New Report: ‘China’s Long Game in Techno-Nationalism’ CLTC Faculty Director Steven Weber and UC Berkeley School of Information Ph.D Student and 2018 CLTC grantee Shazeda Ahmed have released a new report. In “China’s Long Game in Techno-Nationalism”, the authors discuss how the passage of…

April 16, 2018

Cyber Operations in Conflict: Lessons from Analytic Wargames

Policymakers and military leaders may need to broaden their assumptions about how state and non-state actors are likely to use hacking and other cyber operations in future crises and conflicts, according to a new report, Cyber Operations in Conflict: Lessons from Analytic Wargames. Authored by researchers from American University and…

March 20, 2018

Q&A with Juliana Schroeder: On Humans, Machines, and Trust

On Thursday, March 22 at 12pm, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity will host the second event in our Spring 2018 Seminar Series. This presentation will feature Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor in UC Berkeley’s Haas Management of Organizations Group. RSVP here to attend this event, which will be held on South…

February 9, 2018

Media Round-Up: Cybersecurity and the Winter Olympics, Emotional Data, and More.

Cybersecurity of the Olympic Games With the 2018 Winter Olympics set to begin in Pyeongchang, global media outlets have taken notice of the potential cybersecurity risks associated with this event. Several publications have cited CLTC’s research on the cybersecurity of the Olympic Games, which was detailed in a report released…

January 25, 2018

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Announces 2018 Research Grantees

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2018 research grants. In total, 37 different groups of researchers will share a total of over $1 million in funding to support a broad range of initiatives related to cybersecurity and other emerging issues…

January 11, 2018

Now Hiring: Researchers Wanted for New Initiatives at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is hiring a team of researchers—including current doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and staff researchers—to contribute to new research initiatives focused on four primary areas: the security implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning; the human capital and talent pipeline for…

January 5, 2018

CLTC Grantee Rena Coen Pens Slate Piece on “Inference”

“Web of Assumptions,” an article authored by CLTC Grantee Rena Coen for Slate’s Future Tense, focuses on digital marketers’ use of “inference”—connecting data from multiple sources to make probabilistic guesses about consumers’ race, age, gender, and other factors—to personalize prices, search results, and other marketing messages. “If a company asks…

January 2, 2018

Q&A with Jonathan Reiber, Author of “Asian Cybersecurity Futures”

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity recently released a new study, Asian Cybersecurity Futures: Opportunity and Risk in the Rising Digital World, which uses scenarios to explore diverse political, economic, and technological factors that will shape Asia’s future as the region becomes more connected to the internet. Authored by…

December 18, 2017

CLTC Releases New Study on “Asian Cybersecurity Futures”

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has released a new study, Asian Cybersecurity Futures: Opportunity and Risk in the Rising Digital World. Over the next five to seven years, Asia will likely add over a billion new users in one of the largest and fastest geographic expansions of internet…

December 13, 2017

CLTC Welcomes Allison Davenport as Researcher

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is honored to welcome Allison Davenport, who will serve as a researcher, conducting a variety of research tasks with the CLTC. Allison is a 2016 graduate from Pepperdine University School of Law and a licensed California attorney. While in law school, Allison studied…

October 16, 2017

Olympics Report Media Coverage: CNN, Politico, Agence France, and More

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s report on the Olympic games, “The Cybersecurity of Olympic Sports: New Opportunities, New Risks,” has generated plenty of buzz since its public release on October 10. CNN’s Selena Larson wrote an article, “How Future Olympic Games Might be Hacked,” that included quotes from Executive Director…

September 12, 2017

CLTC Hosts “Research Exchange”

On Friday, September 8, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted a “Research Exchange” at Berkeley’s David Brower Center, a day-long conference focused on showcasing the work of CLTC-funded researchers and encouraging dialogue with external partners, including members of the Center’s new Corporate Membership Program and government. “This isn’t a traditional…

August 24, 2017

CLTC Issues Request for Proposals for 2018 Grants

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is proud to announce our third annual Request for Proposals (RFP). As outlined in the official RFP, the Center seeks to fund UC Berkeley researchers on a wide range of security issues, with a focus on a handful of core priority areas, including diversifying and…

July 24, 2017

Recent News Highlights from CLTC Grantees

As a key part of our mission, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity sponsors research at UC Berkeley and beyond. Below are some recent news highlights from our community of grantees.   CLTC-Funded Research on “Differential Privacy” Adopted by Uber, Covered in Wired A CLTC-funded initiative focused on improving the privacy…