May 19, 2022

CLTC Grantees Find Widespread Exposure to Log4Shell Vulnerability

A team of CLTC-funded researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Information have discovered that the Log4Shell vulnerability — a widely-reported cybersecurity issue discovered in late 2021 — still has not been patched in many applications, especially those that use the Log4Shell indirectly.

May 17, 2022

The Future is Fragile: Nick Merrill on “Tech Policy Grind” Podcast

Nick Merrill, a Research Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and Director of the Daylight Security Research Lab, was interviewed for a recent episode of the Tech Policy Grind Podcast. The Tech Policy Grind is produced by the Internet Law and Policy Foundry, a “collaborative collection of early-career…

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 6, 2022

Data Scraping for Research Purposes

On March 31, 2022, CLTC convened a panel discussion focused on the use of data scraping for research purposes. Among the questions considered: to what extent should researchers be allowed to “scrape” (i.e., export) data from platforms on which users post data that is left open to the public? What governance mechanisms could protect researchers and privacy? How might data scraping be handled differently in different contexts?

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 22, 2022

Cyber Incidents: Insights from Global Leaders in Breach Response

On March 15, 2022, CLTC hosted a panel of industry insiders offering a peek under the hood on breaches and how organizations respond to them, with a focus on how the “state of the art” for incident response is evolving, and what breach notification regulations on the horizon will mean for organizations.

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…

March 9, 2022

When the Internet Surrounds Us: A Panel Discussion

Watch the video of a panel discussion, recorded on February 23, 2022, featuring a panel of scholars whose research addresses how “internet of things” (IoT) devices are leading to new challenges for privacy, security, and surveillance in homes and neighborhoods. The panel was co-sponsored by Cyversity, which works to achieve the consistent representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the cybersecurity industry.

February 23, 2022

Chris Hoofnagle: Law and Policy for the Quantum Age

In a new book, Law and Policy for the Quantum Age, CLTC Faculty Director Chris Jay Hoofnagle (and co-author Simson L. Garfinkel) explain the genesis of quantum information theory, and its applications through quantum sensing, computing, and communications.

February 15, 2022

Recap: Data Scraping & the Courts: State of Play with the CFAA

On February 3, 2022, CLTC hosted a virtual “fireside chat” featuring two scholars from the UC Berkeley School of Law — Orin Kerr, Professor of Law, and Tejas Narechania, Assistant Professor of Law. The panel addressed a range of questions related to data scraping in the context of the law. Watch the video and read excerpts from the conversation.