Tag: citizen clinic

January 12, 2022

Chronicle of Philanthropy Spotlights CLTC, Citizen Clinic

A new article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Nonprofits Are at Risk of Cyberattacks. Here’s What You Need to Know,” spotlights CLTC and the Citizen Clinic, a trailblazing course through which students are trained to provide digital security assistance to client organizations.

March 2, 2021

Founder of craigslist Renews Support: Second Year of Funding Expands Cybersecurity Defense for Non Profits by UC Berkeley Students

For the second consecutive year, Craig Newmark Philanthropies has funded Citizen Clinic, a groundbreaking program at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). This first-of-its-kind program trains UC Berkeley students to provide digital security assistance to activists, journalists, and advocacy organizations who may be subjected to phishing,…

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.

June 3, 2020

New Report: Digital Safety Technical Assistance at Scale

“Digital Safety Technical Assistance at Scale,” a report by Sean Brooks, Director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s Citizen Clinic program, explores the opportunities and challenges of expanding the digital safety technical assistance resources available to civil society organizations. The report draws in part upon lessons learned from the first two years of operating Citizen Clinic, a first-of-its-kind program that engages interdisciplinary teams of UC Berkeley students to provide digital safety services to politically targeted civil society organizations.

November 20, 2019

Citizen Clinic Spring 2020 Infosession

Have you heard about how UC Berkeley students are helping to defend civil society organizations from cyberattacks, disinformation, and online abuse? Examples of student projects include: Protecting the LGBT community from online extremist groups Improving the safety of human rights advocates during high-risk investigations Understanding government surveillance of Indigenous communities…

September 20, 2019

Scaling Cybersecurity Support for Civil Society

The internet’s promise as an open platform for free expression and assembly has come under increasing threat as governments, hate groups, terrorists, and multinational corporations have deployed sophisticated attacks against the operations and legitimacy of civil society organizations, journalists, researchers, and human rights defenders. Some responses have emerged to combat…

August 28, 2019

Citizen Clinic Fall 2019 Info Session

Have you heard about how UC Berkeley students are helping to defend civil society organizations from cyberattacks, disinformation, and online abuse? Examples of student projects include: Protecting the LGBT community from online extremist groups  Improving the safety of human rights advocates during high-risk investigations Understanding government surveillance of Indigenous communities…