May 25, 2016

Hewlett Foundation Interviews CLTC’s Steve Weber

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity was established with a generous seed grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Now the Hewlett Foundation has published an interview with Steve Weber, CLTC’s Faculty Director, on its blog, Work in Progress. The interview, “Four Questions for Steven Weber on Cybersecurity Futures 2020,”…

May 17, 2016

CLTC In the Media: Bubble 2.0, Op-Ed on Singapore

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s recently released scenarios for the future of cybersecurity have started to ripple through the public discourse. In his story, Who Will Own Your Data If the Tech Bubble Bursts?, Kaveh Waddell writes in The Atlantic about the CLTC scenario called Bubble 2.0, which depicts how…

April 29, 2016

CLTC Scenarios Now Live Following Release at National Press Club

How might individuals adapt to a world in which all online activity is assumed to be accessible by hackers? How could the proliferation of networked appliances, vehicles, and devices transform human society? What would be the consequences of powerful algorithms capable of predicting human behavior at a granular scale? These…

April 20, 2016

CLTC To Release Cybersecurity Scenarios for 2020 at National Press Club

On April 28, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) will release “Cybersecurity Futures 2020,” a series of five scenarios detailing possible futures for humans and technology in the year 2020. Written as forward-looking narratives, these scenarios explore pressing issues such as the vulnerability of personal data in the…

March 26, 2016

VIDEOS: CLTC Presentations from the 2016 Cybersecurity for a New America Conference

On March 9, 2016, Betsy Cooper, Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, gave three presentations at a conference in Washington DC focused on “Cybersecurity for a New America,” sponsored by the New America Foundation. Videos for each of the presentations are below. The panel discussion “Are…

March 11, 2016

CLTC Team Members Publish in Christian Science Monitor, New America’s Context

Two team members of the CLTC—Betsy Cooper, Executive Director, and Jonathan Reiber, Senior Fellow—have published articles in recent weeks. Writing for the Christian Science Monitor, Jonathan Reiber, Senior Fellow with the CLTC and former chief strategy officer for cyber policy in the Office of the US Secretary of Defense, partnered…

March 8, 2016

CLTC Panel at RSA Featured in Wall Street Journal Blog

On Wednesday, March 2, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) hosted two panels at the 25th anniversary RSA Conference (RSAC), one of the world’s largest cryptography and information security conferences, at the Moscone Center, in San Francisco. The panel, “How to Prepare for Cybersecurity in 2020: A Panel…

February 18, 2016

VIDEO: Dr. Vinton Cerf, “Safety, Security, and Privacy in the Internet”

On February 9, 2016, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, together with the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, hosted Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and one of the founders of the Internet, for a presentation and interactive discussion at Boalt Hall, at…

February 16, 2016

VIDEO: Peter Eckersley, Electronic Frontier Foundation: “The Road to Encryption”

In partnership with the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST), the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted this presentation by Peter Eckersley, Chief Computer Scientist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). His talk, “The Road to a Fully Encrypted Internet,” explores some of the institutional and technical…

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…

January 22, 2016

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Profiled in UC Berkeley Alumni Publication

The Center for Long-Term Cyberecurity (CLTC) is profiled in the Winter 2016 issue of The Promise of Berkeley, a publication produced “for alumni, parents, and friends who shape Cal’s future.” Published by University Development and Alumni Relations, this publication highlights compelling news stories from across the UC Berkeley campus and…

November 24, 2015

CLTC Hosts Conversation with Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command

On October 20, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) hosted a discussion with Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander of the United States Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency. In an hour-long event moderated by Steve Weber, Faculty Director of the CLTC, Admiral Rogers engaged in a…

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 26, 2015

NY Times: “Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort”

During a recent presentation for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, Chris Demchak, Professor and RADM Grace M. Hopper Chair of Cybersecurity at the U.S. Naval War College, noted that one of the major vulnerabilities for the Internet lies in the international submarine cable network, the vast system of cables that…

October 26, 2015

Is Cybersecurity Insurance the Best Way to Encourage Secure Online Behavior?

In a blog post, Robert Morgus, a researcher and organizer for the New America Foundation’s Cybersecurity Initiative, raises the question: why is the market for cybersecurity insurance so underdeveloped? “Despite the narrative, the crux of our current cyber problem is largely not technical at all, but instead comes down to…

October 23, 2015

Congressional Innovation Fellows Wanted: November 1 Deadline

TechCongress, in partnership with The Open Technology Institute at New America, is looking for three tech-oriented thinkers for its first class of Congressional Innovation Fellows. Congress is struggling to keep up with technology in part because it doesn’t have a pipeline for tech talent. Relatively few staffers in the institution…

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…

October 12, 2015

CLTC Seminar, 10/27, 12PM: Carey Nachenberg, Technical Fellow, Symantec

Carey Nachenberg Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 12:00 PM South Hall, Room 205 Light lunch will be served.   Members of the UC Berkeley community are invited to attend an upcoming seminar with Carey Nachenberg, a leading cybersecurity expert, author, and technical fellow at Symantec, the world’s largest computer security firm….