September 30, 2020

VIDEO: Citizen Clinic Panel on “Surviving Election Season”

On September 22nd, a virtual panel discussion presented by Citizen Clinic, part of UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), tackled the question of how civil society organizations can build the capacity to remain secure online. Moderated by Steve Trush, a research fellow at CLTC and Interim Director of Citizen Clinic, the panel featured Sarah Aoun, a human rights technologist, and Chris Garaffa, Technology Director for Trans Lifeline, in a conversation focused on the importance of cybersecurity for civil society organizations, even those not involved in political campaigns.

September 21, 2020

CLTC Issues Fall 2020 Request for Proposals

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has released our sixth annual request for proposals (RFP), through which UC Berkeley-affiliated researchers are invited to apply for funding for the 2021 grant term. “CLTC believes that a transformative research agenda which addresses the most interesting and complex challenges of the socio-technical security…

August 26, 2020

Citizen Clinic leaders talk security on “The Edge” podcast

A recent episode of The Edge, a podcast produced by California magazine (and the Cal Alumni Association), showcased the work of the Citizen Clinic, through which UC Berkeley students help organizations with limited resources to defend themselves online.  

August 11, 2020

New Video on Differential Privacy: “What? So What? Now What?”

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has produced an animated “explainer” video about differential privacy, a promising new approach to privacy-preserving data analysis that allows researchers to unearth the patterns within a data set — and derive observations about a population as a whole — while obscuring the information about each…

August 10, 2020

CLTC Welcomes Richmond Wong as New Postdoctoral Researcher

CLTC is pleased to announce that Richmond Wong will join the team as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Richmond recently completed his PhD at the UC Berkeley School of Information and has undergraduate degrees in Information Science and Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University. His research focuses on how technology professionals…

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.