May 21, 2019

New CLTC Report: “Cyber Industrial Policy in an Era of Strategic Competition”

“Cyber Industrial Policy in an Era of Strategic Competition” is a new report from the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) that outlines diverse industrial policy approaches that governments can use to bolster their domestic cybersecurity and technology industries. ‘Industrial policy’ refers to non-market efforts by governments to grow sectors of the economy that are deemed to be strategically important, but that are under developed as a result of market dynamics. In their report, the authors—Vinod K. Aggarwal, Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, and Andrew W. Reddie, PhD candidate—argue that cybersecurity is particularly well-suited for government intervention because cyberattacks pose a significant security and economic problem for governments and firms, but growth in the cybersecurity industry has been limited by labor shortages and other challenges.

May 14, 2019

Citizen Clinic Students Present Spring 2019 Final Projects

On May 9, three teams of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines—including computer science, information management, economics, and law—delivered final presentations about their work with Citizen Clinic, an initiative launched within the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity to provide technical assistance to organizations that are vulnerable to cyberattacks for political…

April 30, 2019

CLTC Hosts Masters in Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) Students

On April 24, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) welcomed a group of students currently enrolled in the UC Berkeley School of Information’s (I School) Masters in Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program, an online degree program that prepares students with the cybersecurity skills needed to assume leadership positions in private-sector…

March 28, 2019

CLTC Releases 2018 Annual Report

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is pleased to announce the release of our 2018 Annual Report, which highlights many of our achievements from the past year, including the launch of Citizen Clinic, the world’s first public-interest cybersecurity clinic, and our year-long collaboration with the World Economic Forum focused on the future of cybersecurity.

March 8, 2019

CLTC Co-hosts Cybersecurity Futures 2025 Session at RSA® Conference 2019

On Wednesday, March 6, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and CNA’s Institute for Public Research hosted a session at the 28th annual RSA Conference (RSAC), one of the world’s largest information technology security conferences, at the Moscone Center, in San Francisco. The session, “Future of Cybersecurity Scenarios:…

February 25, 2019

CLTC and Citizen Clinic Present Webinar on “Cybersecurity in Low-Risk Organizations”

On February 19, Sean Brooks, CLTC Research Fellow and Director of the Citizen Clinic, presented a webinar entitled “Cybersecurity in Low-Risk Organizations: Understanding Your Risk and Making Practical Improvements.” A total of 140 people participated in the session, which was presented in collaboration with TechSoup. In the webinar, Brooks introduced basic…

February 14, 2019

Media Round-Up: CLTC in the News

From the Washington Post and Politico to USA Today and the New York Times, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has been in the news in recent weeks. Here’s a round-up of some of our latest media hits. “Toward AI Security” Report in Politico, MeriTalk, and More On February 12, CLTC…

February 11, 2019

New Report: “Toward AI Security: Global Aspirations for a More Resilient Future”

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has issued a new report that presents a novel framework for navigating the complex landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) security. The report, “Toward AI Security: Global Aspirations for a More Resilient Future,” authored by CLTC Research Fellow Jessica Cussins Newman, provides a comparative analysis of…

February 7, 2019

Launch of Cybersecurity Futures 2025, a CLTC and CNA Initiative

Unprecedented cybersecurity challenges loom over the horizon, and today’s operational security agenda is too narrow in scope to address the wide range of issues likely to emerge in the coming years. To address this gap, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), CNA’s Institute for Public Research (CNA), and…

January 23, 2019

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Announces 2019 Research Grantees

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2019 research grants. In total, 30 different groups of researchers will share a total of roughly $1.3 million in funding to support a broad range of initiatives related to cybersecurity and digital security issues…

November 27, 2018

CLTC Welcomes Kristen Eichensehr for Seminar on “Digital Switzerlands”

In recent years, tech giants like Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft have gained power on par with that of many governments. Should global tech companies be allegiant to the interests of the nations where they operate, or should they remain neutral? If there is value in the companies acting as…

October 29, 2018

Melissa Griffith and Vy-An Phan Chosen to Represent CLTC as 2019 RSAC Security Scholars

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is pleased to announce that Melissa Griffith, a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley and a CLTC grantee, and Vy-An Phan, a Graduate Student Researcher studying computer science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley,…

October 24, 2018

CLTC Launches Cybersecurity “Citizen Clinic”

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has launched a new public interest cybersecurity clinic dedicated to providing services to politically vulnerable organizations—including media outlets, human rights groups, and non-government organizations—that are at risk of cyberattacks. Similar to public-interest clinics in law and medicine, the “Citizen Clinic” will train teams of students to provide assistance to organizations that face online threats from governments, hate groups, and other politically motivated adversaries.

October 2, 2018

CLTC Hosts 2nd Annual Research Exchange

What are the latest advances in encryption? How should cybersecurity be built into urban infrastructure? What measures can be taken to secure the internet of things for senior users? How might custom-fit, brainwave-detecting earbuds be used for authentication? These were just a few of the topics discussed at the 2nd…

September 20, 2018

Apply to be an RSA® Conference Security Scholar 2019

RSA® Conference, the world’s largest information security conference, draws more than 45,000 global cybersecurity professionals and 600+ exhibitors, and hosts over 550 sessions. It is an educational platform for exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, discussing current national and international policies, and identifying future threats in cybersecurity. RSA Conference 2019 and…

September 18, 2018

CLTC Issues Request for Proposals for 2019 Grants

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has issued its fourth annual Request for Proposals (RFP), through which UC Berkeley-affiliated researchers can apply for research funding. “CLTC believes that a transformative cybersecurity research program should not only address the most interesting and complex challenges of today’s socio-technical security environment, but also…