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,…

October 2, 2019

Winners of 2019 Cybersecurity Arts Contest

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has announced the winners of our inaugural Cybersecurity Arts Contest. Following a juried review of proposals, six different projects were selected based on their potential to illuminate the human impacts of security and provoke critical dialogue about important issues like privacy, surveillance, cyberattacks, and malware….

September 18, 2019

Kristin Berdan Joins CLTC as Fellow

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to announce that Kristin Berdan will be joining our team as a Fellow. Kristin most recently served as lead cybersecurity counsel at Google. As a CLTC Fellow, Kristin will bring her rich experience to CLTC’s Citizen Clinic, which trains UC Berkeley students to help politically targeted organizations defend themselves against online threats. We asked her a few questions about her past work and her goals in working with CLTC.

September 11, 2019

CLTC Issues Fall 2019 Request for Proposals

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has released our fifth annual request for proposals (RFP), through which UC Berkeley-affiliated researchers are invited to apply for funding for the 2020 grant term. “CLTC believes that a transformative cybersecurity research program should not only address the most interesting and complex challenges of…

September 3, 2019

Cal Cybersecurity Research Fellowship Opportunity

CLTC is pleased to announce the first annual Cal Cybersecurity Research Fellowship to be awarded in Fall 2019. This award of up to $15,000 is for students or postdoctoral scholars to pursue cybersecurity research in security-related fields including, but not limited to: Blockchain for information security/cybersecurity purposes Security in 5G…

August 13, 2019

Apply to be an RSA® Conference Security Scholar 2020

RSA® Conference, the world’s largest information security conference, draws more than 45,000 global cybersecurity professionals, 600+ exhibitors, and hosts over 550 sessions. It is an educational platform for exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, discussing current national and international policies and identifying future threats in cybersecurity. The RSA® Conference Security Scholar…

June 26, 2019

CLTC Grantee Ahmad Sultan Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee

On Tuesday, June 25, Ahmad Sultan—a past CLTC grantee and author of the report “Improving Cybersecurity Awareness in Underserved Populations”—appeared before a Congressional Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation hearing on “Cybersecurity Challenges for State and Local Governments: Assessing How the Federal Government Can Help.”

June 12, 2019

Media Round-Up

From Politico and The Hill to NPR’s Marketplace, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has been in the news in recent weeks. Here’s a round-up of some of our recent media hits.

June 10, 2019

CLTC Launches Cybersecurity Arts Contest

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is launching a contest that seeks artistic proposals that engage substantively with cybersecurity in themes, topics, audience, and/or materials. Prize amounts range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000. Proposals are due on July 30, 2019 by midnight, California time.

May 21, 2019

New CLTC Report: “Cyber Industrial Policy in an Era of Strategic Competition”

“Cyber Industrial Policy in an Era of Strategic Competition” is a new report from the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) that outlines diverse industrial policy approaches that governments can use to bolster their domestic cybersecurity and technology industries. ‘Industrial policy’ refers to non-market efforts by governments to grow sectors of the economy that are deemed to be strategically important, but that are under developed as a result of market dynamics. In their report, the authors—Vinod K. Aggarwal, Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, and Andrew W. Reddie, PhD candidate—argue that cybersecurity is particularly well-suited for government intervention because cyberattacks pose a significant security and economic problem for governments and firms, but growth in the cybersecurity industry has been limited by labor shortages and other challenges.

May 14, 2019

Citizen Clinic Students Present Spring 2019 Final Projects

On May 9, three teams of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines—including computer science, information management, economics, and law—delivered final presentations about their work with Citizen Clinic, an initiative launched within the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity to provide technical assistance to organizations that are vulnerable to cyberattacks for political…

April 30, 2019

CLTC Hosts Masters in Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) Students

On April 24, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) welcomed a group of students currently enrolled in the UC Berkeley School of Information’s (I School) Masters in Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program, an online degree program that prepares students with the cybersecurity skills needed to assume leadership positions in private-sector…

March 28, 2019

CLTC Releases 2018 Annual Report

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is pleased to announce the release of our 2018 Annual Report, which highlights many of our achievements from the past year, including the launch of Citizen Clinic, the world’s first public-interest cybersecurity clinic, and our year-long collaboration with the World Economic Forum focused on the future of cybersecurity.

March 8, 2019

CLTC Co-hosts Cybersecurity Futures 2025 Session at RSA® Conference 2019

On Wednesday, March 6, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and CNA’s Institute for Public Research hosted a session at the 28th annual RSA Conference (RSAC), one of the world’s largest information technology security conferences, at the Moscone Center, in San Francisco. The session, “Future of Cybersecurity Scenarios:…