January 16, 2020

CLTC Call for Proposals:

Data rights, shared value, and re-defining ‘privacy’ and ‘security’ with AI/ML and emerging technologies

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley is hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on July 15, 2020 to examine tensions and trade-offs at the intersection of emerging AI-related technologies, competition and antitrust policy, and both security and privacy. This RFP seeks proposals to conduct scholarly inquiry into these topics to…

January 14, 2020

2020 Cal Cybersecurity Fellowship Awarded to Nathan Malkin, PhD Student

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to announce that Nathan Malkin, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is the 2020 recipient of the Cal Cybersecurity Fellowship, which was established following a gift from a Cal alum. The award will support to support Malkin’s research on privacy controls for “always-on” listening devices.

January 14, 2020

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Announces 2020 Research Grantees

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2020 research grants. In total, 22 different groups of researchers will share a total of nearly $1 million in funding to support a broad range of initiatives that are addressing cybersecurity and digital security issues at the intersection of technology and society, including secure machine learning, data protection policy, detecting malicious photo manipulation, and more.

November 21, 2019

CLTC Co-Hosts Book Talk on “Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control”

On November 13, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s AI Security Initiative teamed up with the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) to present a book talk featuring Stuart Russell, author of the new book Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control. A long-time member of the UC Berkeley…

October 29, 2019

“Bloc by Bloc”: Video, Q&A on CLTC Faculty Director Steve Weber’s New Book

    In his new book, Bloc by Bloc: How to Build a Global Enterprise for the New Regional Order, CLTC Faculty Director Steven Weber explains how economic geography is evolving—and the consequences for global organizations in the post financial crisis world. Weber’s book puts forward a new model for…

October 16, 2019

Research Opportunity: Cyber Insurance Modeling with CLTC

The cyber-insurance market has been slow to develop, and is generally seen by both sides — potential buyers, and the insurers themselves — as partial, inadequate, and far short of its potential. An important theoretical and practical question stands in the way: under what circumstances (if any) would a government…

October 15, 2019

Cal Cybersecurity Fellowship Awarded

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to announce that Matt Olfat, a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, has been selected to receive the inaugural Cal Cybersecurity Fellowship. This award was made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Olfat holds a B.S. in systems…

October 15, 2019

CLTC Hosts Third-Annual Research Exchange

How can we quantify the risks cyberattacks on the Internet of Things? How do apps circumvent Android’s permission system? What are the security implications of 5G technologies? How can deep learning be used for enhanced security? These were among the diverse questions explored at the third annual CLTC Research Exchange,…

October 2, 2019

Winners of 2019 Cybersecurity Arts Contest

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has announced the winners of our inaugural Cybersecurity Arts Contest. Following a juried review of proposals, six different projects were selected based on their potential to illuminate the human impacts of security and provoke critical dialogue about important issues like privacy, surveillance, cyberattacks, and malware….

September 18, 2019

Kristin Berdan Joins CLTC as Fellow

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to announce that Kristin Berdan will be joining our team as a Fellow. Kristin most recently served as lead cybersecurity counsel at Google. As a CLTC Fellow, Kristin will bring her rich experience to CLTC’s Citizen Clinic, which trains UC Berkeley students to help politically targeted organizations defend themselves against online threats. We asked her a few questions about her past work and her goals in working with CLTC.

September 11, 2019

CLTC Issues Fall 2019 Request for Proposals

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has released our fifth annual request for proposals (RFP), through which UC Berkeley-affiliated researchers are invited to apply for funding for the 2020 grant term. “CLTC believes that a transformative cybersecurity research program should not only address the most interesting and complex challenges of…

September 3, 2019

Cal Cybersecurity Research Fellowship Opportunity

CLTC is pleased to announce the first annual Cal Cybersecurity Research Fellowship to be awarded in Fall 2019. This award of up to $15,000 is for students or postdoctoral scholars to pursue cybersecurity research in security-related fields including, but not limited to: Blockchain for information security/cybersecurity purposes Security in 5G…

August 13, 2019

Apply to be an RSA® Conference Security Scholar 2020

RSA® Conference, the world’s largest information security conference, draws more than 45,000 global cybersecurity professionals, 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. The RSA® Conference Security Scholar…

June 26, 2019

CLTC Grantee Ahmad Sultan Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee

On Tuesday, June 25, Ahmad Sultan—a past CLTC grantee and author of the report “Improving Cybersecurity Awareness in Underserved Populations”—appeared before a Congressional Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation hearing on “Cybersecurity Challenges for State and Local Governments: Assessing How the Federal Government Can Help.”

June 12, 2019

Media Round-Up

From Politico and The Hill to NPR’s Marketplace, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has been in the news in recent weeks. Here’s a round-up of some of our recent media hits.

June 10, 2019

CLTC Launches Cybersecurity Arts Contest

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is launching a contest that seeks artistic proposals that engage substantively with cybersecurity in themes, topics, audience, and/or materials. Prize amounts range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000. Proposals are due on July 30, 2019 by midnight, California time.

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.