May 16, 2018

CLTC Research: American Companies Struggle to Meet GDPR’s Data Breach Notification Rules

On May 25, 2018, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect following a two-year implementation period. Among the regulations outlined in the GDPR, the data breach notification requirement is likely to be particularly problematic for American companies. Article 33 of the GDPR sets the deadline for data breach notification at 72 hours, and any delay beyond that must be accompanied by an explanation. Companies that fail to comply with this requirement face potentially massive fines: up to 4% of annual revenues or 20 million Euros. According to research by the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, most companies fall far short of the GDPR’s requirements in their standard notification practice. In only 9.1% of the breach incidents we analyzed did companies comply with the GDPR’s 72-hour requirement. Around two thirds (67.5%) provided notification within deadlines set by state privacy laws, but the leap from 45 days to 72 hours is significant, and the broad application of the GDPR sets a de facto standard for data breach reporting that companies will be hard-pressed to meet.

May 9, 2018

Media Roundup: CLTC in the News, Grantee Updates

Media Coverage: CLTC in the News New Report: ‘China’s Long Game in Techno-Nationalism’ CLTC Faculty Director Steven Weber and UC Berkeley School of Information Ph.D Student and 2018 CLTC grantee Shazeda Ahmed have released a new report. In “China’s Long Game in Techno-Nationalism”, the authors discuss how the passage of…

April 16, 2018

Cyber Operations in Conflict: Lessons from Analytic Wargames

Policymakers and military leaders may need to broaden their assumptions about how state and non-state actors are likely to use hacking and other cyber operations in future crises and conflicts, according to a new report, Cyber Operations in Conflict: Lessons from Analytic Wargames. Authored by researchers from American University and…

March 20, 2018

Q&A with Juliana Schroeder: On Humans, Machines, and Trust

On Thursday, March 22 at 12pm, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity will host the second event in our Spring 2018 Seminar Series. This presentation will feature Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor in UC Berkeley’s Haas Management of Organizations Group. RSVP here to attend this event, which will be held on South…

February 9, 2018

Media Round-Up: Cybersecurity and the Winter Olympics, Emotional Data, and More.

Cybersecurity of the Olympic Games With the 2018 Winter Olympics set to begin in Pyeongchang, global media outlets have taken notice of the potential cybersecurity risks associated with this event. Several publications have cited CLTC’s research on the cybersecurity of the Olympic Games, which was detailed in a report released…

January 25, 2018

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Announces 2018 Research Grantees

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2018 research grants. In total, 37 different groups of researchers will share a total of over $1 million in funding to support a broad range of initiatives related to cybersecurity and other emerging issues…

January 11, 2018

Now Hiring: Researchers Wanted for New Initiatives at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is hiring a team of researchers—including current doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and staff researchers—to contribute to new research initiatives focused on four primary areas: the security implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning; the human capital and talent pipeline for…

January 5, 2018

CLTC Grantee Rena Coen Pens Slate Piece on “Inference”

“Web of Assumptions,” an article authored by CLTC Grantee Rena Coen for Slate’s Future Tense, focuses on digital marketers’ use of “inference”—connecting data from multiple sources to make probabilistic guesses about consumers’ race, age, gender, and other factors—to personalize prices, search results, and other marketing messages. “If a company asks…

January 2, 2018

Q&A with Jonathan Reiber, Author of “Asian Cybersecurity Futures”

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity recently released a new study, Asian Cybersecurity Futures: Opportunity and Risk in the Rising Digital World, which uses scenarios to explore diverse political, economic, and technological factors that will shape Asia’s future as the region becomes more connected to the internet. Authored by…

February 9, 2017

CLTC Announces 2017 Research Grantees

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 research grants. In total, 27 different groups of researchers will share a total of nearly $1 million in funding. The projects span a wide range of topics related to cybersecurity, including new methods for making…

February 3, 2016

CLTC Announces $900,000 in Inaugural Research Grants

How can organizations better detect spear-phishing cyberattacks? How could neural signals be used as a method of online authentication? How effective are tactics such as financial account closures and asset seizures in deterring cyber criminals? What types of defenses could help protect at-risk activists and NGOs from state-level surveillance? These…