November 5, 2017

New York Times’ David Sanger Presents CLTC Seminar on Russian Election Hacks

    On November 1, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity was honored to welcome David Sanger, National Security Correspondent for the New York Times, for a presentation entitled “The Russia Hack and the Challenge to American Democracy.” Mr. Sanger spoke at UC Berkeley’s Banatao Auditorium as part of our Fall…

October 16, 2017

Olympics Report Media Coverage: CNN, Politico, Agence France, and More

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s report on the Olympic games, “The Cybersecurity of Olympic Sports: New Opportunities, New Risks,” has generated plenty of buzz since its public release on October 10. CNN’s Selena Larson wrote an article, “How Future Olympic Games Might be Hacked,” that included quotes from Executive Director…

October 10, 2017

Report on the Cybersecurity of Olympic Sports

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has released a report focused on the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity in sports, with an emphasis on the Olympic Games. The report, “The Cybersecurity of Olympic Sports: New Opportunities, New Risks,” is an unprecedented look into how the proliferation of new technologies in major sporting events—from digital display panels in stadiums to online ticketing systems to artificial intelligence-based scoring software—opens the door to cyberattacks that could threaten public safety, diminish the fan experience, and undermine the integrity of competition.

September 12, 2017

CLTC Hosts “Research Exchange”

On Friday, September 8, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted a “Research Exchange” at Berkeley’s David Brower Center, a day-long conference focused on showcasing the work of CLTC-funded researchers and encouraging dialogue with external partners, including members of the Center’s new Corporate Membership Program and government. “This isn’t a traditional…

September 1, 2017

CLTC Senior Advisor Goldhammer on “Skills for a Cybersecurity Career”

What skills are needed to enter the cybersecurity field? Jesse Goldhammer, Senior Advisor for CLTC and Associate Dean for Business Development and Strategic Planning at the UC Berkeley School of Information, shared his ideas in an interview in the International Business Times by Denisse Moreno. Goldhammer, who is working with…

August 28, 2017

CLTC Grantees Win Prestigious “Internet Defense Prize”

A group of researchers whose work was funded in part by the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity received Facebook’s prestigious Internet Defense Prize for their research on detecting spearphishing attacks. The Internet Defense Prize is a $100,000 prize that “recognizes and rewards research that meaningfully makes the internet more secure,” according…

August 24, 2017

CLTC Issues Request for Proposals for 2018 Grants

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is proud to announce our third annual Request for Proposals (RFP). As outlined in the official RFP, the Center seeks to fund UC Berkeley researchers on a wide range of security issues, with a focus on a handful of core priority areas, including diversifying and…

July 27, 2017

CLTC Grantee Egelman: Half of Android “Family” Apps Violate Children’s Privacy Law

“When parents download a learning or gaming app from the ‘Designed for Families’ section of the Google Play store, they likely assume that those apps keep their kids’ data safe. After all, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prohibits website operators and app developers from tracking or collecting personal…

July 27, 2017

CLTC Produces Video Showcasing our Mission and Activities

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has produced a short video to provide unfamiliar audiences with an overview of our mission and activities. Narrated by CLTC Executive Director Betsy Cooper, the video outlines the CLTC’s unique approach to the cybersecurity challenge, and summarizes the three core areas of programming that the…

July 24, 2017

Recent News Highlights from CLTC Grantees

As a key part of our mission, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity sponsors research at UC Berkeley and beyond. Below are some recent news highlights from our community of grantees.   CLTC-Funded Research on “Differential Privacy” Adopted by Uber, Covered in Wired A CLTC-funded initiative focused on improving the privacy…

June 9, 2017

CLTC Media Round-Up: WannaCry, Trump’s Executive Order, and More

From the WannaCry ransomware attack to President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity, the past few weeks have brought a flurry of public conversation about the urgent need to protect digital networks across sectors. The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has been an active participant in dialogue about these issues, by publishing…

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…