January 27, 2021

CLTC Announces 2021 Research Grantees

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2021 research grants. In total, 15 different student-led research groups have been awarded grants to support initiatives related to digital security issues emerging at the intersection of technology and society. Three of the projects were jointly funded with the UC Berkeley Center for Technology, Society & Policy, a multi-disciplinary research center focused on emergent social and policy issues of technology.

January 14, 2021

CLTC Research Exchange, Day 3: Long-Term Security Implications of AI/ML Systems

  On December 10, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted the third event in our 2020 Research Exchange, a series of three virtual conferences that showcased CLTC-funded researchers working across a wide spectrum of cybersecurity-related topics. The December event, themed “Long-Term Security Implications of AI/ML Systems.” featured talks from a…

November 17, 2020

CLTC Research Exchange on Protecting Vulnerable Populations

On November 12, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presented the second event in our 2020 Research Exchange Series, a showcase of the work of CLTC-affiliated researchers who are pushing the boundaries of technology, social science, and the humanities to positively influence how individuals, organizations, and governments think about and deal…

November 2, 2020

What’s at Stake in Digital Fragmentation? Q&A with Zoom’s Josh Kallmer

As Head of Global Public Policy at Zoom, Josh Kallmer — an expert in international trade with broad experience inside and outside of government — serves as the architect of Zoom’s global public policy and government relations strategy and the company’s chief representative before governments around the world. In this…

October 28, 2020

CLTC Call for Proposals:

Comparing Effects and Responses to GDPR and CCPA

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley is hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on July 30, 2021 to examine and compare how firms and consumers have responded to the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). This RFP seeks proposals to conduct scholarly inquiry…

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…