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…

September 5, 2018

CLTC Welcomes Ann Cleaveland as Executive Director

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to announce that Ann Cleaveland will serve as Executive Director, responsible for growing key partnerships, managing day-to-day operations, and stewarding a strategy to fulfill the mission of our multi-disciplinary research center. “CLTC is excited to welcome Ann to this important leadership…

August 23, 2018

CLTC Welcomes Three New Researchers

CLTC is excited to announce the arrival of three new researchers to our team: Nick Merrill, Post-Doctoral Fellow Nick Merrill, who recently earned his Ph.D. in the UC Berkeley School of Information, will be joining CLTC as a post-doctoral fellow. Merrill worked in UC Berkeley’s BioSENSE Lab, where he explored…

August 6, 2018

CLTC Media Round-Up: Researchers Covered in WaPo, WSJ, CBC, and More

From blogs and podcasts to feature coverage in international news, researchers affiliated with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity have received widespread coverage in the media in recent weeks. Below is a round-up of our latest hits, with links to the original articles when available. Amit Elazari and Launch of “Disclose.io”…

July 24, 2018

CLTC Releases New Report on Supporting Politically Vulnerable Organizations’ Cybersecurity

A new report published by the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) details how media outlets, human rights groups, NGOs, and other politically vulnerable organizations face significant cybersecurity threats—often at the hands of powerful governments— but have limited resources to protect themselves. The paper, “Defending Politically Vulnerable Organizations Online,” by CLTC Research Fellow Sean Brooks, provides an overview of cybersecurity threats to civil society organizations targeted for political purposes, and explores the ecosystem of resources available to help these organizations improve their cybersecurity.

July 24, 2018

CLTC and Microsoft Host Digital Accountability Workshop

On Tuesday, July 17th, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity partnered with Microsoft to host a one-day workshop focused on “Digital Accountability: Designing Futures for Cyberattack Attribution.” Held at The Faculty Club on the UC Berkeley campus, the workshop brought together participants from industry, academia, civil society, and government to explore…

June 25, 2018

CLTC Grantee Q&A: Cybersecurity and Data Vulnerability in Mobile Sensing Devices

Alice M. Agogino, Danielle Poreh, Euiyoung Kim, and Matilde Bisballe Jensen recently had their CLTC-funded research published on the Design Society website. In their paper, “Novice Designers’ Lack of Awareness To Cybersecurity and Data Vulnerability in New Concept Development of Mobile Sensing Devices,” the researchers focus on the privacy awareness of particularly vulnerable users…

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 12, 2018

HP Inc., Microsoft, and T-Mobile Join CLTC Corporate Membership Program

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is honored to welcome three new companies—HP Inc., Microsoft, and T-Mobile—as the newest members of the CLTC Corporate Membership Program, a unique partnership opportunity that provides companies with access to cutting-edge research, a diverse talent pool, and other benefits. “We are honored to have three…

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 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…