November 16, 2021

Future-Proofing for a Changing Privacy and Security Landscape

Recorded on November 10, 2021, this video features a conversation between Steven Weber, Faculty Director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and Kate Charlet, Director for Data Governance at Google, addressing a wide range of questions related to how organizations can “future-proof” themselves in a dynamic security and privacy landscape.

November 8, 2021

CLTC Request for Proposals:

Comparing Effects of and Responses to GDPR and CCPA/CPRA

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley is hosting its second interdisciplinary symposium on July 29, 2022 to examine and compare how various stakeholders (including firms and consumers) have responded to the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)/California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)….

November 8, 2021

Event Recap: “Tokenized Governance: Blockchain and Collective Ownership”

In a fireside chat, recorded on October 27, 2021, Daylight Lab director Nick Merrill was joined by Jake Hartnell, co-founder of Public Awesome and its project, Stargaze, a decentralized, self-governed social protocol that integrates NFTs, social tokens, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Merrill and Hartnell discussed how different organizations could use DAOs, and how the early development of this new governance model could have long-term ramifications.

October 28, 2021

CLTC’s Jessica Newman Supports the University of California in Developing a Responsible AI Strategy

A new report from the University of California Office of the President provides recommendations for how the 10-campus UC System can prepare for and mitigate the potential harms of artificial intelligence. CLTC’s Jessica Newman served on the UC Presidential Working Group on Artificial Intelligence, which outlines a a set of responsible principles to promote the safe and ethical development, use, procurement, and monitoring of AI across the university.

October 19, 2021

Fostering Foresight: 2021 CLTC Research Exchange

On October 7, 2021, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) hosted our fifth-annual CLTC Research Exchange, a showcase of recent work from our community of affiliated researchers. The theme of this year’s event, “Fostering Foresight,” reinforced how CLTC’s mission focuses on helping individuals, organizations, and governments act on foresight, and…

October 18, 2021

Q&A with Andrew Reddie, Research Director

CLTC is excited to welcome Dr. Andrew Reddie as Interim Research Director. Reddie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Berkeley and Senior Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. We interviewed Andrew to learn about his current research and his projects at CLTC.

October 8, 2021

CLTC Issues Fall 2021 Request for Proposals

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is proud to announce our seventh annual Request for Proposals (RFP). As outlined in the official RFP, the Center seeks to fund UC Berkeley graduate student researchers on a wide range of security issues, with a focus on a handful of core priority areas, including:…

October 4, 2021

Chris Hoofnagle Appointed Faculty Director for CLTC

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is proud to welcome Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Professor of Law in Residence, as its next Faculty Director. Working alongside CLTC Executive Director Ann Cleaveland, Hoofnagle will play a key role in guiding CLTC’s research agenda as the Center expands its efforts to help decision-makers act…

October 4, 2021

Steven Weber to Retire from UC Berkeley

Steve Weber, Professor in the School of Information and Faculty Director for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, will retire at the end of 2021, after more than thirty years at UC Berkeley.  Weber arrived at UC Berkeley in 1989 as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. From…

September 15, 2021

Internet Censorship: A Story from Azerbaijan

The Internet Atlas, a project of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s Daylight Lab, measures long-term structural risks to the global internet. One major structural risk to the world wide web is that core internet protocols and infrastructures make it far too easy for repressive regimes to block access to content. In an article published on the CLTC Bulletin, Narmin Mammadsoy, a research assistant with CLTC, details internet censorship in Azerbaijan through the lens of her personal experiences.

August 18, 2021

MICS Students Present Usable Privacy and Security Research at RSA Conference

Two teams of researchers supported by the CLTC presented at the recent 2021 RSA Conference, an event that brings together cybersecurity professionals from around the world to exchange ideas and solutions. The students are enrolled in the UC Berkeley School of Information’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program. Read more — and watch videos of the presentations.

August 3, 2021

AI Language Models: Mitigating Harms Through Responsible Research and Publication

 Artificial intelligence-based language models have advanced significantly in recent years, and are now capable of writing and speaking in ways that appear shockingly human. Yet for all their potential benefits, these technologies have myriad associated costs, and there is growing urgency within the AI community to address these issues,…

July 1, 2021

CLTC Welcomes Summer 2021 Research Cohort

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is thrilled to welcome a new cohort of researchers for Summer 2021. This multi-disciplinary group of researchers brings additional capacity to CLTC’s original and future-focused cybersecurity research, advancing our mission to help decision-makers act on foresight and expand who gets to participate in — and…

June 3, 2021

CLTC Announces Winners of 2021 Cybersecurity Arts Contest

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the winners of our 2021 Cybersecurity Arts Contest. The five winning projects span a range of creative concepts, from a dance performance that integrates emotion-sensing masks, to a web-based game that illuminates online discrimination against sex workers. The artists will…

June 3, 2021

The New Horizon for Data Rights: New Perspectives on Privacy, Security, and the Public Good

A CLTC panel focused on shifting the paradigm around data and privacy. Emerging technologies call for new policies and business models that increase the value of the data they generate while also preserving privacy and security. Internet of things (IoT) devices, digital assistants, ubiquitous sensors, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) environments…