January 15, 2020

Resilient Governance for Boards of Directors: Considerations for Effective Oversight of Cyber Risk

This report by the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and Booz Allen Hamilton uses insights gleaned from board members with 130+ years of board service across nine industry sectors to offer guidance for boards of directors in managing cybersecurity within large global companies. The report, “Resilient Governance for Boards of Directors: Considerations for Effective Oversight of Cyber Risk,” provides an innovative framework to help boards take a dynamic approach to cybersecurity governance and oversight. The report identifies four “dynamic tensions” likely to shape board governance and oversight of cybersecurity. This includes an organization’s overall risk model or mindset; distribution of cybersecurity expertise on the board; balance between cooperation and competition with other enterprises; and the model for information flows between management and the board.

December 17, 2019

A Public, Private War: How the U.S. Government and U.S. Technology Sector Can Build Trust and Better Prepare for Conflict in the Digital Age

A new report co-published by the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and Technology for Global Security (Tech4GS) provides a blueprint for how the U.S. government and private-sector companies can collaborate to prepare for a cyberwar or other massive cyberattack on U.S. interests. Authored by Jonathan Reiber, former Chief Strategy Officer for Cyber Policy and speechwriter in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, “A Public, Private War: How the U.S. Government and U.S. Technology Sector Can Build Trust and Better Prepare for Conflict in the Digital Age” outlines a series of policy recommendations for both the government and companies to improve their preparedness.

December 3, 2019

“CLTC Bulletin” Live on Medium

CLTC has launched a new “publication” on Medium, the popular blogging platform. Designed to be a more informal outlet for our communications, the CLTC Bulletin features news, research and opinions from CLTC staff and researchers. Check it out at https://medium.com/cltc-bulletin.

May 21, 2019

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

This report, “Cyber Industrial Policy in an Era of Strategic Competition,” 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.

April 15, 2019

Report: Improving Cybersecurity Awareness in Underserved Populations

“Improving Cybersecurity Awareness in Underserved Populations” highlights how ‘underserved’ residents in San Francisco—including low-income residents, seniors, and foreign language speakers—face higher-than-average risks of being victims of cyber attacks. The report was authored by Ahmad Sultan, a recent graduate of UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, who partnered with officials from the City and County of San Francisco to study the cybersecurity awareness of underserved citizens.

March 28, 2019

2018 CLTC Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report highlights many of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s achievements from the year 2018, a year that saw the launch of Citizen Clinic, the world’s first public-interest cybersecurity clinic, as well as a year-long collaboration with the World Economic Forum focused on the future of cybersecurity.

February 11, 2019

Toward AI Security: Global Aspirations for a More Resilient Future

Authored by Jessica Cussins Newman, Research Fellow with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), this paper “Toward AI Security: Global Aspirations for a More Resilient Future,” introduces a new framework for global artificial intelligence (AI) security alongisde an analysis of government strategies from around the world, including the US, China, France, and India. The report highlights significant divergences between government approaches to the security implications of AI, but also identifies numerous synergies that can be leveraged to support global coordination.

February 6, 2019

Cybersecurity Futures 2025: Insights and Findings

Produced through a collaboration between the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), CNA’s Institute for Public Research (CNA), and the World Economic Forum’s Global Centre for Cybersecurity (C4C), this report includes a set of four scenarios depicting possible futures that could result from the rise of artificial intelligence, ubiquitous sensors, quantum computing, divergent internet regulations, and other trends. The project team convened a series of workshops in seven international cities to engage experts and decision-makers in dialogue about the challenges and opportunities the scenarios depict. The report provides an overview of key findings, as well as the full scenarios themselves.

July 24, 2018

Defending Politically Vulnerable Organizations Online

Authored by Sean Brooks, Research Fellow with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), this paper “Defending Politically Vulnerable Organizations Online,” provides an overview of cybersecurity threats to civil society organizations targeted for political purposes, and explores the ecosystem of resources available to help these organizations improve their cybersecurity. The report details how media outlets, human rights groups, NGOs, and other politically vulnerable organizations face significant cybersecurity threats—often at the hands of powerful governments— but have limited resources to protect themselves.

June 7, 2018

Privacy and the Internet of Things: Emerging Frameworks for Policy and Design

This report was published by the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity in partnership with researchers from the Internet of Things Privacy Forum. The report provides an overview of some of the key privacy issues resulting from the expansion of the IoT, as well as emerging frameworks that could help policymakers and corporate leaders reduce potential harms through regulation and product design.

April 16, 2018

Cyber Operations in Conflict: Lessons from Analytic Wargames

Authored by researchers from American University and published by the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, this report details findings from a novel experiment that assessed how diverse actors—including nation-states, non-state organizations like ISIS, cyber-activist groups such as Wikileaks, and other groups—are likely to use cyber operations in the context of an escalating conflict.

March 23, 2018

CLTC 2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report highlights different areas of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s operations from 2017, including our research and thought leadership, education, collaboration and strategic communication, and continuing organizational development.

December 18, 2017

Asian Cybersecurity Futures

Authored by Jonathan Reiber, Visiting Scholar at CLTC and former Chief Strategy Officer for Cyber Policy in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Arun Mohan Sukumar, head of the Technology, Society, and Security Program at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, the study focuses on how technological growth could place populations at risk in cyberspace, and explores the nexus of nationalism and cyberspace operations in one of the world’s most dynamic economic regions.

October 10, 2017

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…

June 19, 2017

CLTC 2016 Annual Report

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of the Center’s progress and achievements from 2016, as well as our goals for the future. The report is organized around key areas of focus that shaped CLTC’s activities throughout the year, including organizational development, research and thought leadership, education, collaboration and strategic communication, and fundraising.

April 6, 2017

Cyber Workforce Incubator

CLTC produced a white paper detailing the concept for a “Cyber Workforce Incubator” that would enable top technologists from Silicon Valley to work for the federal government for one- or two-year terms. Through this program, technology professionals would receive fast-tracked security clearances, and would be able to work for the Department of Defense and other agencies while remaining on the West Coast, where they can remain tapped in to the culture and innovations of the tech industry.

April 6, 2017

Cyber Workforce Incubator: Written Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives

Download the House Committee Testimony Senior Advisor Jesse Goldhammer, Faculty Director Steve Weber, and Executive Director Betsy Cooper submitted written testimony to the  U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Information Technology (part of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform), in which they expressed the need for the Cyber Workforce…

November 18, 2016

Cybersecurity Policy Ideas for a New Presidency

This report was published to help the Trump Administration prepare to tackle the complex challenge of cybersecurity. Authored by CLTC’s Steve Weber, Faculty Director, and Betsy Cooper, Executive Director, the report outlines recommendations for a cybersecurity agenda for the first 10, 100, and 1000 days of the next administration.