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 30, 2018

CLTC Celebrates New Home on UC Berkeley Campus

On Thursday, January 25, CLTC welcomed about 60 attendees–including our research grantees, affiliated faculty, and other supporters—for a reception to celebrate our new permanent home, which is located inside Hearst Field Annex, Building B, on the southern edge of the UC Berkeley campus. CLTC has grown rapidly since our founding…

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…

November 21, 2017

CLTC in the News: Foreign Policy, Quartz, and More

From the Russian election hack to nuclear power cybersecurity, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has been featured in (or contributed to) a wide variety of news outlets recently. Here are some recent highlights.   Reiber in Foreign Policy: Where’s the 9/11 Commission for Russia’s Election Attack? Jonathan Reiber, Visiting Scholar…

November 5, 2017

New York Times’ David Sanger Presents CLTC Seminar on Russian Election Hacks

    On November 1, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity was honored to welcome David Sanger, National Security Correspondent for the New York Times, for a presentation entitled “The Russia Hack and the Challenge to American Democracy.” Mr. Sanger spoke at UC Berkeley’s Banatao Auditorium as part of our Fall…

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…

October 10, 2017

Report on the Cybersecurity of Olympic Sports

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has released a report focused on the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity in sports, with an emphasis on the Olympic Games. The report, “The Cybersecurity of Olympic Sports: New Opportunities, New Risks,” is an unprecedented look into how the proliferation of new technologies in major sporting events—from digital display panels in stadiums to online ticketing systems to artificial intelligence-based scoring software—opens the door to cyberattacks that could threaten public safety, diminish the fan experience, and undermine the integrity of competition.

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…

September 1, 2017

CLTC Senior Advisor Goldhammer on “Skills for a Cybersecurity Career”

What skills are needed to enter the cybersecurity field? Jesse Goldhammer, Senior Advisor for CLTC and Associate Dean for Business Development and Strategic Planning at the UC Berkeley School of Information, shared his ideas in an interview in the International Business Times by Denisse Moreno. Goldhammer, who is working with…

August 28, 2017

CLTC Grantees Win Prestigious “Internet Defense Prize”

A group of researchers whose work was funded in part by the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity received Facebook’s prestigious Internet Defense Prize for their research on detecting spearphishing attacks. The Internet Defense Prize is a $100,000 prize that “recognizes and rewards research that meaningfully makes the internet more secure,” according…

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 27, 2017

CLTC Grantee Egelman: Half of Android “Family” Apps Violate Children’s Privacy Law

“When parents download a learning or gaming app from the ‘Designed for Families’ section of the Google Play store, they likely assume that those apps keep their kids’ data safe. After all, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prohibits website operators and app developers from tracking or collecting personal…

July 27, 2017

CLTC Produces Video Showcasing our Mission and Activities

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has produced a short video to provide unfamiliar audiences with an overview of our mission and activities. Narrated by CLTC Executive Director Betsy Cooper, the video outlines the CLTC’s unique approach to the cybersecurity challenge, and summarizes the three core areas of programming that the…

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…

June 9, 2017

CLTC Media Round-Up: WannaCry, Trump’s Executive Order, and More

From the WannaCry ransomware attack to President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity, the past few weeks have brought a flurry of public conversation about the urgent need to protect digital networks across sectors. The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has been an active participant in dialogue about these issues, by publishing…