May 25, 2020

“That’s A Hard Pass” MICS Capstone Project Wins Lily L. Chang Award

Congratulations to Jasdeep Basra, Pascal Issa, Aldo Lagrutta, and Stephanie Perkins on being named the winners of the Spring 2020 Lily L. Chang Award for their “That’s A Hard Pass” capstone project. With support from CLTC, the research team aimed to build a usable, private and secure cloud based password…

May 21, 2020

Ann Cleaveland on “Security and Compliance Weekly” Podcast

CLTC Director Ann Cleaveland made a guest appearance on the Security and Compliance Weekly podcast, which is produced by Security Weekly, a podcast network for the security community. Live-streamed on May 19, the discussion focused largely on Resilient Governance for Boards of Directors, a research report CLTC produced in partnership with Booz Allen examining how boards of directors approach cybersecurity governance in their organizations.

May 5, 2020

New CLTC Report: “Decision Points in AI Governance”

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has issued a new report that takes an in-depth look at recent efforts to translate artificial intelligence (AI) principles into practice. The report, “Decision Points in AI Governance,” authored by CLTC Research Fellow and AI Security Initiative (AISI) Program Lead Jessica Cussins Newman, provides an overview of 35 efforts already under way to implement AI principles, ranging from tools and frameworks to standards and initiatives that can be applied at different stages of the AI development pipeline.

April 10, 2020

New Paper: “Artificial Intelligence Ethics in Practice”

In a recent paper, “Artificial Intelligence Ethics in Practice,” published in ;login:, the USENIX Magazine, Jessica Cussins Newman, Research Fellow at CLTC and Program Director for the AI Security Initiative, together with Rajvardhan Oak, a graduate researcher at CLTC, described some of the key ethical challenges associated with artificial intelligence.

March 9, 2020

Video: CLTC Seminar on “Veridical Data Science”

On February 19, 2020 the AI Security Initiative at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) hosted a lunchtime seminar featuring Bin Yu, Chancellor’s Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UC Berkeley. CLTC’s AI Security Initiative (AISI) works across technical, institutional, and policy domains…

February 25, 2020

Video: Indigenous-led Security and Digital Safety

On February 11, 2020, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted a panel discussion featuring Daniel Kobei of the Ogiek Peoples’ Development Programme (OPDP), a Kenya-based non-governmental organization working to support the rights of the indigenous Ogiek community; Jemimah Kerenge, Director of Enkishon Indigenous Initiative, which helps Maasai communities in Kenya to acquire social and economic equality; and Casey Box, Director of Land is Life, a global support organization for indigenous communities around the world.

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…

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,…