Author: Rachel Wesen

July 26, 2022

Craig Newmark Gives Berkeley $2M for University Cybersecurity Clinics

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP), the grantmaking organization launched by the founder of craigslist, has announced a three-year, $1.725M commitment to support the newly established Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics, a network of organizations working to expand cybersecurity clinics at colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the…

July 14, 2022

CDSS Interview with Sophia Baik: “What you need to know about data privacy”

This piece was originally published by Rachel Leven of the UC Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) here.   The U.S. constitution grants citizens a right to privacy. But in this new era where our lives increasingly include computers and data capture, legislators, regulators and others are…

July 1, 2022

UC Berkeley Named #1 Online Master’s in Cybersecurity

The Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program at UC Berkeley ranked #1 among online cybersecurity master’s degree programs, according to an analysis by Fortune magazine released on June 30, 2022. This is Fortune’s first-ever ranking of online master’s degree programs in cybersecurity, inspired by the demand in the cybersecurity job market. The ranking methodology is…

May 10, 2022

Q&A with Rafi Lazerson, Alternative Digital Futures Researcher

In January 2022, CLTC put out a call for proposals for UC Berkeley graduate students working on or interested in exploring new imaginaries for the futures of cybersecurity and/or AI security. We sought students from fields not often represented in cybersecurity or AI, and who have ideas on how the…

May 2, 2022

Recommendations to NIST on the AI Risk Management Framework Initial Draft

On April 28, 2022, a group of researchers – affiliated with centers at the University of California, Berkeley – with expertise in AI research and development, safety, security, policy, and ethics submitted this formal response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in response to the Initial Draft…

April 4, 2022

AI Policy Hub Now Accepting Applications

The UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub is now accepting applications for its inaugural Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 cohort APPLY HERE Applications due by: Tuesday, April 26 at 11:59 PM (PDT)   What are the benefits of the program to participants? Participants of the AI Policy Hub will have the…

March 22, 2022

Experts Urge Caution Around Meta’s Metaverse at UC Berkeley Panel

This article is written by Rachel Leven and originally appeared on the Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society website. Click here to read the original post. The public shouldn’t indiscriminately buy into big technology companies’ visions for the metaverse, a space being sold as the next digital frontier,…

March 10, 2022

UC Berkeley Launches AI Policy Hub

BERKELEY, CA — Two prominent research centers at the University of California, Berkeley have joined together to launch the AI Policy Hub, an interdisciplinary initiative training forward-thinking researchers to develop effective governance and policy frameworks to guide AI, today and into the future. The AI Policy Hub will support cohorts…

January 25, 2022

Response to NIST AI Risk Management Framework Concept Paper

On January 25, 2022, a group of researchers affiliated with UC Berkeley responded to NIST’s request for comments on its Concept Paper for an AI Risk Management Framework. The entire response is available as a PDF download here.