June 25, 2018

CLTC Grantee Q&A: Cybersecurity and Data Vulnerability in Mobile Sensing Devices

Alice M. Agogino, Danielle Poreh, Euiyoung Kim, and Matilde Bisballe Jensen recently had their CLTC-funded research published on the Design Society website. In their paper, “Novice Designers’ Lack of Awareness To Cybersecurity and Data Vulnerability in New Concept Development of Mobile Sensing Devices,” the researchers focus on the privacy awareness of particularly vulnerable users…

June 19, 2018

CLTC Grantee Q&A: Using Intermediaries to Deter Cybercrime

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Grantees Aniket Kesari, Chris Hoofnagle, and Damon McCoy recently released a paper in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, “Deterring Cybercrime: Focus on the Intermediaries,” focused on how various enforcers use the law to police cybercrime. Specifically, the authors describe how intellectual property owners, technology companies, and…

June 7, 2018

New CLTC Report Highlights Privacy Risks in the “Internet of Things”

Regulators and product makers need to do more to protect consumer data in the Internet of Things (IoT), as the rapid proliferation of web-connected devices is leading to the potentially irreversible erosion of our personal privacy. That is among the key findings of a new research report, Privacy and the Internet of Things: Emerging Frameworks for Policy and Design, published by the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity in partnership with researchers from the Internet of Things Privacy Forum.

May 9, 2018

Media Roundup: CLTC in the News, Grantee Updates

Media Coverage: CLTC in the News New Report: ‘China’s Long Game in Techno-Nationalism’ CLTC Faculty Director Steven Weber and UC Berkeley School of Information Ph.D Student and 2018 CLTC grantee Shazeda Ahmed have released a new report. In “China’s Long Game in Techno-Nationalism”, the authors discuss how the passage of…

May 3, 2018

CLTC and World Economic Forum to Develop Scenarios for the Future of Cybersecurity

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is partnering with the World Economic Forum to explore how diverse facets of human society, such as politics, economics, and international relations, are likely to be reshaped by the rise of the next generation of digital technologies over the coming decade. Through a…

April 16, 2018

Cyber Operations in Conflict: Lessons from Analytic Wargames

Policymakers and military leaders may need to broaden their assumptions about how state and non-state actors are likely to use hacking and other cyber operations in future crises and conflicts, according to a new report, Cyber Operations in Conflict: Lessons from Analytic Wargames. Authored by researchers from American University and…

March 23, 2018

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Releases 2017 Annual Report

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report, which provides a review of our activities from the past year—a period that reinforced the importance of a dedicated research center focused on cybersecurity. “From the WannaCry virus and Equifax breach…

February 9, 2018

Media Round-Up: Cybersecurity and the Winter Olympics, Emotional Data, and More.

Cybersecurity of the Olympic Games With the 2018 Winter Olympics set to begin in Pyeongchang, global media outlets have taken notice of the potential cybersecurity risks associated with this event. Several publications have cited CLTC’s research on the cybersecurity of the Olympic Games, which was detailed in a report released…

January 30, 2018

CLTC Celebrates New Home on UC Berkeley Campus

On Thursday, January 25, CLTC welcomed about 60 attendees–including our research grantees, affiliated faculty, and other supporters—for a reception to celebrate our new permanent home, which is located inside Hearst Field Annex, Building B, on the southern edge of the UC Berkeley campus. CLTC has grown rapidly since our founding…

January 25, 2018

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Announces 2018 Research Grantees

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2018 research grants. In total, 37 different groups of researchers will share a total of over $1 million in funding to support a broad range of initiatives related to cybersecurity and other emerging issues…

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 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…

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…

February 3, 2016

CLTC Announces $900,000 in Inaugural Research Grants

How can organizations better detect spear-phishing cyberattacks? How could neural signals be used as a method of online authentication? How effective are tactics such as financial account closures and asset seizures in deterring cyber criminals? What types of defenses could help protect at-risk activists and NGOs from state-level surveillance? These…

October 27, 2015

Betsy Cooper Joins CLTC as Executive Director

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is pleased to announce the hiring of its first Executive Director, Betsy Cooper. “We are excited that Betsy Cooper has joined us at CLTC,” said Steve Weber, Faculty Director of the CLTC and Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. “She…

October 19, 2015

Jonathan Reiber Joins CLTC as Senior Fellow

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is pleased to announce that Jonathan Reiber will be joining our team as a Senior Fellow. Jonathan previously served as Chief Strategy Officer in the Office of Cyber Policy, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In this position, he led…