The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to announce our Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series. Unless otherwise noted, these events will be held on Tuesdays at 1pm, in South Hall Room 205 on the UC Berkeley campus. All seminars are open to the public and include a light lunch. Please RSVP in advance for each event that you plan to attend.
February 15, 12pm
Chief Research Officer, F-Secure
“Fighting Organized Online Crime”
Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure, a European cybersecurity firm, where he has worked since 1991. He written on his research for the New York Times, Wired, and Scientific America, and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford, and Cambridge and he delivered the most watched computer security talk on the internet.
Mr. Hypponen has been the subject of hundreds of interviews in global media, including a profile in Vanity Fair. He was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list. Mr. Hypponen is a member of the board of the Nordic Business Forum and a member of the advisory board of T2. RSVP Here.
March 7, 1pm
Founder, Internet of Things Privacy Forum
“The Intimacy of Things: Privacy and the IoT”
A researcher, consultant and government advisor focused on privacy and public policy, Gilad Rosner is the founder of the Internet of Things Privacy Forum. His work encompasses privacy by design, national policy, digital identity and the interplay between governments, commercial markets and standards. Dr. Rosner is motivated by the responsible use of personal data and its use in new business and technology domains, particularly in an international context. He has 20 years of industry experience in IT and digital media; has worked with automation, robotics, audiovisual encoding, front- and back-office IT, supply chains and operations; and held management and consultant roles. Prior to becoming a researcher, he helped design and manufacture the Emmy award-winning robotic video migration system, SAMMA. RSVP here.
April 4, 1pm
Emily E. Reid
“The Untapped Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline”
Emily Reid was most recently the Director of Education at Girls Who Code, ensuring that the GWC programs were unrivaled in delivering quality CS education. She holds a Masters Degree in in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Tufts University. Before Columbia, Emily worked at the MITRE Corporation for four years as an engineer in the Cyber Security division, where she also built up internal STEM education outreach initiatives and developed coursework for internal and external use on MITRE’s security technology. Today, Emily is an independent consultant advising startups and working on projects advancing computer science education and artificial intelligence learning platforms. Emily is passionate about diversity in computer science and using technology to create a better world. She believes that education the key to solving both of these problems. RSVP here.
April 18, 1pm
Director, Citizen Lab
“Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic”
Ronald J. Deibert is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab undertakes interdisciplinary research at the intersection of global security, ICTs, and human rights. He is a former founder and principal investigator of the OpenNet Initiative (2003-2014) and a founder of Psiphon, a world leader in providing open access to the Internet. Deibert is the author of Black Code: Surveillance, Privacy, and the Dark Side of the Internet (Random House: 2013), as well as numerous books, chapters, articles, and reports on Internet censorship, surveillance, and cyber security. He was one of the authors of the landmark Tracking Ghostnet cyber espionage (2009) and Great Cannon (2015) reports, and co-editor of three major volumes with MIT Press on information controls (the “Access” series). The reports of the Citizen Lab are routinely covered in global media, including 13 separate reports receiving front page exclusive coverage in either the New York Times, Washington Post, Globe and Mail, or Toronto Star over the last eight years. He is on the steering committee for the World Movement for Democracy, the board of advisors for Pen Canada, Access, and Privacy International, and on the technical advisory groups for Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. In recognition of his own work or that of the Citizen Lab, he has been awarded the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer award (2015), the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity (2014), the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award from the Canadian Library Association (2014), the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Vox Libera Award (2010), and the Northrop Frye Distinguished Teaching and Research Award (2003). In 2013, he was appointed to the Order of Ontario and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, for being “among the first to recognize and take measures to mitigate growing threats to communications rights, openness and security worldwide. RSVP here.
April 25, 1pm
Staff Technologist, Committee to Protect Journalists
“Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Journalists?”
Tom Lowenthal is a technologist and an activist who specializes in operational security and grassroots surveillance self-defense. He believes strongly in individual privacy & personal freedom and tries to avoid making eye contact with security cameras, which doesn’t work nearly as well as it sounds. As staff technologist at the Committee to Protect Journalists, Tom works to improve the state of usable liberation technologies and teach at-risk users about the steps they can take to be safe. He previously worked as a paranoia advocate at Mozilla, and the Tor Project’s coordinator. He holds a B.A. in Political Theory with Computer Science and Technology Policy from Princeton University. RSVP here.
May 2, 1pm
Chief Data Scientist, PatternEx
“AI for Enterprise Security: The Challenges From a Data Scientist’s Perspective”
Ignacio Arnaldo is chief data scientist at PatternEx, a Bay Area startup developing an artificial intelligence platform for InfoSec. The platform leverages state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms for real-time attack prevention in enterprise applications. PatternEx is building a team composed of security experts, and world-class software engineers and data scientists. RSVP here.
Questions? Please contact us at CLTC@berkeley.edu. Meanwhile, stay tuned to our website and future newsletters for more information!