May 16, 2017

CLTC’s Weber, Cooper Publish Op-Ed on the “New Normal” in the New York Times

Responding to the massive “WannaCrypt” ransomware attack, CLTC’s Steve Weber, Faculty Director, and Betsy Cooper, Executive Director, wrote an op-ed that was published by the New York Times. Their opinion piece, “Digital Insecurity Is the New Normal,” highlights the themes outlined in CLTC’s scenario, “The New Normal,” which depicts a…

May 8, 2017

New Publication by CLTC Authors on Government Data Breaches

CLTC Faculty Director Steven Weber, together with Jesse Goldhammer, Associate Dean at the UC Berkeley School of Information, and Nils Gilman, Associate Chancellor at UC Berkeley, have published an article in Limn, an online scholarly journal/magazine, focused on the 2014-2015 hacks on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In their…

April 20, 2017

CLTC’s Idea for Cyber Incubator Featured in The Hill

CLTC’s proposal for a Cyber Workforce Incubator (CWI) was featured in The Hill, a top U.S. political website. The article by Joe Uchill, “Feds face big obstacle in cyber efforts: Geography“, highlights the  challenge that the CWI proposes to address: federal government agencies like the Department of Defense have an…

April 19, 2017

Student Job Opportunities: Workshop Curriculum Planner & Communications Assistant

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is looking to fill two student roles starting in the summer. Please contact Kristin Lin (kristinlin@berkeley.edu) with any questions. One-Day Technical Training Workshop Curriculum Planner As a part of its educational programming, the Center is planning a one-day technical workshop for women and minorities underrepresented…

April 13, 2017

RSVP: Ron Deibert, Citizen Lab – 4/18, 1pm Lunch Seminar

“Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic” Ron Deibert Director, The Citizen Lab April 18, 1pm. UC Berkeley South Hall, Room 205   Ronald J. Deibert is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Citizen…

April 13, 2017

VIDEO: CSIS/CLTC Cyber Policy Panel

In January 2017, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Cyber Policy Task Force issued recommendations for the new Administration, charting a policy agenda for the next four years. But what will these recommendations mean beyond the current term? And how will they affect how we think about cybersecurity…

March 27, 2017

Weber in CSM Passcode: Using Scenarios to Fix Cybersecurity

In 2016, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity developed a set of scenarios to help define the contours of the cybersecurity challenge for the next five years and beyond. In an editorial essay published last week in Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode, Steve Weber, Faculty Director for CLTC, explains why scenarios are…

March 20, 2017

Job Opportunity: Major Gifts Officer for the School of Information and CLTC

The UC Berkeley School of Information seeks a passionate, self-motivated, experienced Major Gifts Officer to design a major gifts program for the School of Information and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). Working closely with the Assistant Dean of External Affairs, the Associate Dean for Business Development and Strategy, and…

March 6, 2017

CLTC Welcomes Frank Smith, Visiting Scholar

What would happen if the United States government built a quantum computer that could unscramble even the most sophisticated encryption? What if another government—or a private company—were to achieve this feat first? And what would be the political implications if such powerful computers ever became as widespread as today’s desktop…

February 27, 2017

VIDEO: CLTC Hosts Privacy Lab Meeting

On February 21, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity was honored to host a meeting of Privacy Lab, a regular meetup for privacy-minded people to foster communication and collaboration. Privacy Lab has a goal to bring together people who work in the privacy space from different perspectives—including policy people, techies, activists,…

February 15, 2017

CLTC Announces 2017 Spring Lunch Seminar Series

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to announce our 2017 Spring Lunch Seminar Series, featuring a diverse array of experts and thought-leaders from different cybersecurity domains. Please visit this page and RSVP in advance for each event that you plan to attend.   The series kicks off on February…

February 9, 2017

CLTC Announces 2017 Research Grantees

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 research grants. In total, 27 different groups of researchers will share a total of nearly $1 million in funding. The projects span a wide range of topics related to cybersecurity, including new methods for making…

February 3, 2017

Media Roundup: CLTC in the News

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has received media coverage in a wide variety of outlets in recent weeks, including National Public Radio, American Interest, and UC Berkeley News. Here are some of our recent media highlights, along with links to the original stories.   Steve Weber in Article on Giuliani’s…

February 1, 2017

Weber, Wong Publish “Provocations” on Internet of Things Data

CLTC Faculty Director Steve Weber, together with Richmond Wong, a Ph.D. student in the UC Berkeley School of Information, have published an essay on First Monday, a peer-reviewed online journal, entitled “The New World of Data: Four Provocations on the Internet of Things”. “We shift the focus of attention in…

February 1, 2017

Work for CLTC: Project Scientist, Events Coordinator Wanted

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is looking to fill two job openings—a Project Scientist, who will lead an initiative focused on human rights and digital surveillance, and a Events Coordinator, who will work within the UC Berkeley School of Information. Please feel free to share with anyone you know who…

January 13, 2017

CLTC Welcomes Laurin Weissinger as Visiting Scholar

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to welcome Laurin Weissinger as a Visiting Scholar for the Spring 2017 semester. Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, Weissinger was trained as a social scientist but has also spent 13 years working in IT as a systems administrator, and he has worked in a…

November 27, 2016

Video of CLTC Lunch Seminar with John Crain from ICANN

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted a lunch seminar with John Crain, Chief Security, Stability, and Resiliency Officer for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment,…

November 18, 2016

Cybersecurity Policy Ideas for a New Presidency

This report was published to help the Trump Administration prepare to tackle the complex challenge of cybersecurity. Authored by CLTC’s Steve Weber, Faculty Director, and Betsy Cooper, Executive Director, the report outlines recommendations for a cybersecurity agenda for the first 10, 100, and 1000 days of the next administration.