August 18, 2021

MICS Students Present Usable Privacy and Security Research at RSA Conference

Two teams of researchers supported by the CLTC presented at the recent 2021 RSA Conference, an event that brings together cybersecurity professionals from around the world to exchange ideas and solutions. The students are enrolled in the UC Berkeley School of Information’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program. Read more — and watch videos of the presentations.

August 3, 2021

AI Language Models: Mitigating Harms Through Responsible Research and Publication

 Artificial intelligence-based language models have advanced significantly in recent years, and are now capable of writing and speaking in ways that appear shockingly human. Yet for all their potential benefits, these technologies have myriad associated costs, and there is growing urgency within the AI community to address these issues,…

July 1, 2021

CLTC Welcomes Summer 2021 Research Cohort

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is thrilled to welcome a new cohort of researchers for Summer 2021. This multi-disciplinary group of researchers brings additional capacity to CLTC’s original and future-focused cybersecurity research, advancing our mission to help decision-makers act on foresight and expand who gets to participate in — and…

June 3, 2021

CLTC Announces Winners of 2021 Cybersecurity Arts Contest

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the winners of our 2021 Cybersecurity Arts Contest. The five winning projects span a range of creative concepts, from a dance performance that integrates emotion-sensing masks, to a web-based game that illuminates online discrimination against sex workers. The artists will…

June 3, 2021

The New Horizon for Data Rights: New Perspectives on Privacy, Security, and the Public Good

A CLTC panel focused on shifting the paradigm around data and privacy. Emerging technologies call for new policies and business models that increase the value of the data they generate while also preserving privacy and security. Internet of things (IoT) devices, digital assistants, ubiquitous sensors, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) environments…

April 20, 2021

Q&A with “Digital Waste” Artist Kerim Safa

This illustration was featured in an article written by CLTC which originally appeared in Noema Magazine. Click here to read the original essay. In a recent article for Noema Magazine, CLTC Directors Ann Cleaveland and Steve Weber, along with UC Berkeley School of Information’s Sekhar Sarukkai and the Indian Institute…

April 13, 2021

CLTC Asks CISOs to Weigh in on the Future of Graduate Cybersecurity Education

What skills and experience will cybersecurity executives of 2025 need to be successful? How do we prepare today’s masters-level cybersecurity students for long-term success? What is the next generation of cybersecurity leaders saying about the value of a professional masters-level cybersecurity education, and what do they look for in a…

April 1, 2021

“What? So What? Now What?” Episode 3: A Video on Deepfakes featuring Prof. Hany Farid

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has produced an animated “explainer” video about deepfakes and misinformation, featuring perspectives from Dr. Hany Farid, Associate Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information and a Senior Faculty Advisor for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Produced as part of the “What? Now What? So…

March 18, 2021

Call for Graduate Student Researchers: Global Governance and Security Implications of Artificial Intelligence

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) invites applications for Graduate Student Researcher positions to work within the CLTC AI Security Initiative for limited-term appointments for Summer 2021. The accepted applicant(s) will have the opportunity to engage with CLTC staff and network and contribute to a growing hub for interdisciplinary research on the global governance and security implications of artificial intelligence. Opportunities will vary based upon the skills and interests of the applicant. The Initiative is interdisciplinary and applicants from all departments, including PhD, masters, and law students, are encouraged to apply.

March 2, 2021

Now Hiring: Postdoctoral Scholars for Reducing Digital Harms and Data Privacy

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is hiring postdoctoral scholars to contribute to new research initiatives focused on two primary areas: systematic approaches to reducing digital harms; and data privacy, public policy and practice. These roles are well suited for candidates interested in researching emerging issues in technology…

March 2, 2021

CLTC Participates in NSIN Mad Hacks: Fury Code Hackathon

On Friday, February 26, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity participated in Mad Hacks: Fury Code Pitch Day, an event hosted and organized by the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN). The event was the culmination of a three week-long hackathon which challenged multidisciplinary teams to develop concepts, technologies, or systems to…

March 2, 2021

Founder of craigslist Renews Support: Second Year of Funding Expands Cybersecurity Defense for Non Profits by UC Berkeley Students

For the second consecutive year, Craig Newmark Philanthropies has funded Citizen Clinic, a groundbreaking program at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). This first-of-its-kind program trains UC Berkeley students to provide digital security assistance to activists, journalists, and advocacy organizations who may be subjected to phishing,…

February 17, 2021

Video: Book Talk on Steve Weber’s “Bloc by Bloc”

    Joined by a panel of scholars, CLTC Faculty Director Steve Weber discussed his book, which outlines a framework for how firms should position themselves for the new economic geography. At a time when globalization is taking a step backward, what’s the best way to organize a global enterprise?…

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…