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…

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?…

February 9, 2021

Recaps from the 2019 CLTC Cybersecurity Arts Contest Series

In 2019, CLTC and the Daylight Security Research Lab launched its inaugural cybersecurity arts contest seeking artistic proposals that expand and refine representations and portrayals of cybersecurity, broadly defined. Last year, we invited several of our contest prize winners to come back and present their finished work to a global…

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…

November 17, 2020

CLTC Research Exchange on Protecting Vulnerable Populations

On November 12, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presented the second event in our 2020 Research Exchange Series, a showcase of the work of CLTC-affiliated researchers who are pushing the boundaries of technology, social science, and the humanities to positively influence how individuals, organizations, and governments think about and deal…

November 3, 2020

AI Race(s) to the Bottom? A Panel Discussion

Countries and corporations around the world are vying for leadership in AI development and use, prompting widespread discussions of an “AI arms race” or “race to the bottom” in AI safety. But the competitive development of AI will take place across multiple industries and among very different sets of actors,…

November 2, 2020

What’s at Stake in Digital Fragmentation? Q&A with Zoom’s Josh Kallmer

  As Head of Global Public Policy at Zoom, Josh Kallmer — an expert in international trade with broad experience inside and outside of government — serves as the architect of Zoom’s global public policy and government relations strategy and the company’s chief representative before governments around the world. In…

September 30, 2020

VIDEO: Citizen Clinic Panel on “Surviving Election Season”

On September 22nd, a virtual panel discussion presented by Citizen Clinic, part of UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), tackled the question of how civil society organizations can build the capacity to remain secure online. Moderated by Steve Trush, a research fellow at CLTC and Interim Director of Citizen Clinic, the panel featured Sarah Aoun, a human rights technologist, and Chris Garaffa, Technology Director for Trans Lifeline, in a conversation focused on the importance of cybersecurity for civil society organizations, even those not involved in political campaigns.

August 11, 2020

“What? So What? Now What?”: Differential Privacy

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has produced an animated “explainer” video about differential privacy, a promising new approach to privacy-preserving data analysis that allows researchers to unearth the patterns within a data set — and derive observations about a population as a whole — while obscuring the information about each…

May 21, 2020

Ann Cleaveland on “Security and Compliance Weekly” Podcast

CLTC Director Ann Cleaveland made a guest appearance on the Security and Compliance Weekly podcast, which is produced by Security Weekly, a podcast network for the security community. Live-streamed on May 19, the discussion focused largely on Resilient Governance for Boards of Directors, a research report CLTC produced in partnership with Booz Allen examining how boards of directors approach cybersecurity governance in their organizations.

February 25, 2020

Video: Indigenous-led Security and Digital Safety

On February 11, 2020, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted a panel discussion featuring Daniel Kobei of the Ogiek Peoples’ Development Programme (OPDP), a Kenya-based non-governmental organization working to support the rights of the indigenous Ogiek community; Jemimah Kerenge, Director of Enkishon Indigenous Initiative, which helps Maasai communities in Kenya to acquire social and economic equality; and Casey Box, Director of Land is Life, a global support organization for indigenous communities around the world.

February 5, 2020

“What, So What, Now What?”: Adversarial Machine Learning

    CLTC has launched a new series of “explainer videos” to break down complex cybersecurity-related topics for a lay audience. The first of these videos focuses on “adversarial machine learning,” when AI systems can be deceived (by attackers or “adversaries”) into making incorrect assessments. An adversarial attack might entail…

November 21, 2019

CLTC Co-Hosts Book Talk on “Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control”

On November 13, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s AI Security Initiative teamed up with the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) to present a book talk featuring Stuart Russell, author of the new book Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control. A long-time member of the UC Berkeley…

October 29, 2019

“Bloc by Bloc”: Video, Q&A on CLTC Faculty Director Steve Weber’s New Book

        In his new book, Bloc by Bloc: How to Build a Global Enterprise for the New Regional Order, CLTC Faculty Director Steven Weber explains how economic geography is evolving—and the consequences for global organizations in the post financial crisis world. Weber’s book puts forward a new…

June 26, 2019

CLTC Grantee Ahmad Sultan Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee

On Tuesday, June 25, Ahmad Sultan—a past CLTC grantee and author of the report “Improving Cybersecurity Awareness in Underserved Populations”—appeared before a Congressional Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation hearing on “Cybersecurity Challenges for State and Local Governments: Assessing How the Federal Government Can Help.”