March 27, 2017

Weber in CSM Passcode: Using Scenarios to Fix Cybersecurity

In 2016, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity developed a set of scenarios to help define the contours of the cybersecurity challenge for the next five years and beyond. In an editorial essay published last week in Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode, Steve Weber, Faculty Director for CLTC, explains why scenarios are…

November 3, 2016

How a Hack on Election Day Could Corrode Digital Trust: Op-Ed

With the national election just days away, the prospect of an election-day cyberattack looms large. In an op-ed published by Bloomberg Government, Betsy Cooper, Executive Director, and Steve Weber, Faculty Director, argue that a hack on voting systems—or even the perception of tampering of voter data—could not only cause chaos…

June 9, 2016

CLTC Profiled in San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle profiled the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity in an article originally published on June 3, 2016 in the paper’s print and paid digital edition. You can read a syndicated version of the article on Tech Wire. The article, “Center Looks at Future of Cybersecurity,” by Sean Sposito,…

May 31, 2016

CLTC’s Steven Weber Interviewed on “The Cybersecurity Podcast”

The latest episode of “The Cybersecurity Podcast,” produced by Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode, features an interview with CLTC faculty director Steven Weber. Passcode was CLTC’s lead media partner for the recent release of our Cyberfutures 2020 scenarios. In the podcast, led by Passcode’s Sara Sorcher and New America’s Peter Singer,…

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,”…

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…

April 6, 2016

Cybersecurity Futures 2020: Brochure

This brochure provides a summary of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s “Cybersecurity Futures 2020” report, which outlines five narratives for the year 2020.

September 21, 2015

Intelligence Officials Make Case for “Backdoor” Access to Encrypted Communications

In hearings last week, the House Intelligence Committee heard testimony from several government officials—including heads of the FBI, CIA, and National Security Agency—who argued that the Government needed to maintain “backdoor” access to encrypted data. Elias Groll of Foreign Policy summed up the argument by James Clapper, Director of National…

August 24, 2015

Ripples of Ashley Madison Hack Include Blackmail Risk

Citing the “fraud, deceit, and stupidity” of its target, the self-described “Impact Team” posted 10 gigabytes worth of personal data—including names, passwords, and credit card numbers—for 37 million customers of Toronto-based Ashley Madison, a website set up to facilitate extramarital affairs. The Guardian reported on one of the many ripples…

August 1, 2015

NY Times Shows Breadth of Hacks—and Questions Impacts

The New York Times recently published a jaw-dropping visualization to depict how much of Americans’ private information is already in the hands of hackers. The questionnaire asks first whether you have “applied for a job with or worked for the federal government since 2000? (following the wake of the hack…

July 31, 2015

White House Seeks Deterrence Strategy Following China Hack on OPM

The Congressional Research Service has published “Cyber Intrusion into U.S. Office of Personnel Management: In Brief,” a report on the cyberattack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that was estimated to have compromised sensitive information of 21.5 million individuals. The breach, the report notes, was was detected “partly…