July 26, 2022

Craig Newmark Gives Berkeley $2M for University Cybersecurity Clinics

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP), the grantmaking organization launched by the founder of craigslist, has announced a three-year, $1.725M commitment to support the newly established Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics, a network of organizations working to expand cybersecurity clinics at colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the…

July 22, 2022

Q&A with Rachael Cornejo, Alumna of UC Berkeley’s Cybersecurity Clinic

This Monday, July 25, Rachael Cornejo, an alumni of Citizen Clinic, will speak on a panel on media representation of women in the cybersecurity field. We interviewed Cornejo about how her experience at Citizen Clinic led to her current career as a cybersecurity professional.

July 15, 2022

Two CLTC Postdoctoral Researchers Accept Tenure-Track Professorships

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is proud to support the research of postdoctoral researchers from diverse disciplines. Two of these scholars recently accepted tenure-track positions at major universities. This fall, Richmond Wong will be joining Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media and Communication as an Assistant Professor, and Sophia Baik…

July 14, 2022

CDSS Interview with Sophia Baik: “What you need to know about data privacy”

This piece was originally published by Rachel Leven of the UC Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) here.   The U.S. constitution grants citizens a right to privacy. But in this new era where our lives increasingly include computers and data capture, legislators, regulators and others are…

July 1, 2022

UC Berkeley Named #1 Online Master’s in Cybersecurity

The Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program at UC Berkeley ranked #1 among online cybersecurity master’s degree programs, according to an analysis by Fortune magazine released on June 30, 2022. This is Fortune’s first-ever ranking of online master’s degree programs in cybersecurity, inspired by the demand in the cybersecurity job market. The ranking methodology is…

June 21, 2022

Panel: Creating A More Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce

On June 8, Google Cloud hosted a panel discussion focused on the improving diversity in the cybersecurity workforce, featuring Ann Cleaveland, Executive Director of CLTC; Larry Whiteside, Chief Security Officer for Women’s Care Enterprises and Co-Founder and President of Cyversity; and Ron Duhart, Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Walmart.

June 14, 2022

Event Recap: Privacy and Data Scraping, Perspectives from Latin America

The rapid evolution of data scraping technologies — the automated retrieval of data from websites using software or technical tools — are forcing us to reconsider some evergreen questions: What content is public? What is private? How do we decide? On June 3, 2022, CLTC brought together a pair of…

June 14, 2022

New CLTC Explainer Video: “Zero Trust”

The latest video in the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s “What? So What? Now What” explainer series focuses on “Zero Trust,” an approach to digital security that is becoming an industry standard because it is well-suited for for the era of cloud computing.

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…

May 10, 2022

Q&A with Rafi Lazerson, Alternative Digital Futures Researcher

In January 2022, CLTC put out a call for proposals for UC Berkeley graduate students working on or interested in exploring new imaginaries for the futures of cybersecurity and/or AI security. We sought students from fields not often represented in cybersecurity or AI, and who have ideas on how the…

May 2, 2022

Recommendations to NIST on the AI Risk Management Framework Initial Draft

On April 28, 2022, a group of researchers – affiliated with centers at the University of California, Berkeley – with expertise in AI research and development, safety, security, policy, and ethics submitted this formal response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in response to the Initial Draft…

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?