April 1, 2021

“What? So What? Now What?” Episode 3: A Video on Deepfakes featuring Prof. Hany Farid

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has produced an animated “explainer” video about deepfakes and misinformation, featuring perspectives from Dr. Hany Farid, Associate Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information and a Senior Faculty Advisor for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Produced as part of the “What? Now What? So…

March 18, 2021

Call for Graduate Student Researchers: Global Governance and Security Implications of Artificial Intelligence

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) invites applications for Graduate Student Researcher positions to work within the CLTC AI Security Initiative for limited-term appointments for Summer 2021. The accepted applicant(s) will have the opportunity to engage with CLTC staff and network and contribute to a growing hub for interdisciplinary research on the global governance and security implications of artificial intelligence. Opportunities will vary based upon the skills and interests of the applicant. The Initiative is interdisciplinary and applicants from all departments, including PhD, masters, and law students, are encouraged to apply.

March 2, 2021

Now Hiring: Postdoctoral Scholars for Reducing Digital Harms and Data Privacy

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is hiring postdoctoral scholars to contribute to new research initiatives focused on two primary areas: systematic approaches to reducing digital harms; and data privacy, public policy and practice. These roles are well suited for candidates interested in researching emerging issues in technology…

March 2, 2021

CLTC Participates in NSIN Mad Hacks: Fury Code Hackathon

On Friday, February 26, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity participated in Mad Hacks: Fury Code Pitch Day, an event hosted and organized by the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN). The event was the culmination of a three week-long hackathon which challenged multidisciplinary teams to develop concepts, technologies, or systems to…

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,…

February 17, 2021

Video: Book Talk on Steve Weber’s “Bloc by Bloc”

    Joined by a panel of scholars, CLTC Faculty Director Steve Weber discussed his book, which outlines a framework for how firms should position themselves for the new economic geography. At a time when globalization is taking a step backward, what’s the best way to organize a global enterprise?…

January 27, 2021

CLTC Announces 2021 Research Grantees

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2021 research grants. In total, 15 different student-led research groups have been awarded grants to support initiatives related to digital security issues emerging at the intersection of technology and society. Three of the projects were jointly funded with the UC Berkeley Center for Technology, Society & Policy, a multi-disciplinary research center focused on emergent social and policy issues of technology.

January 14, 2021

CLTC Research Exchange, Day 3: Long-Term Security Implications of AI/ML Systems

  On December 10, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted the third event in our 2020 Research Exchange, a series of three virtual conferences that showcased CLTC-funded researchers working across a wide spectrum of cybersecurity-related topics. The December event, themed “Long-Term Security Implications of AI/ML Systems.” featured talks from a…

November 17, 2020

CLTC Research Exchange on Protecting Vulnerable Populations

On November 12, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presented the second event in our 2020 Research Exchange Series, a showcase of the work of CLTC-affiliated researchers who are pushing the boundaries of technology, social science, and the humanities to positively influence how individuals, organizations, and governments think about and deal…

November 2, 2020

What’s at Stake in Digital Fragmentation? Q&A with Zoom’s Josh Kallmer

  As Head of Global Public Policy at Zoom, Josh Kallmer — an expert in international trade with broad experience inside and outside of government — serves as the architect of Zoom’s global public policy and government relations strategy and the company’s chief representative before governments around the world. In…

October 28, 2020

CLTC Call for Proposals:

Comparing Effects and Responses to GDPR and CCPA

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley is hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on July 30, 2021 to examine and compare how firms and consumers have responded to the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). This RFP seeks proposals to conduct scholarly inquiry…

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.

September 21, 2020

CLTC Issues Fall 2020 Request for Proposals

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has released our sixth annual request for proposals (RFP), through which UC Berkeley-affiliated researchers are invited to apply for funding for the 2021 grant term. “CLTC believes that a transformative research agenda which addresses the most interesting and complex challenges of the socio-technical security…

August 26, 2020

Citizen Clinic leaders talk security on “The Edge” podcast

A recent episode of The Edge, a podcast produced by California magazine (and the Cal Alumni Association), showcased the work of the Citizen Clinic, through which UC Berkeley students help organizations with limited resources to defend themselves online.  

August 11, 2020

“What? So What? Now What?”: Differential Privacy

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has produced an animated “explainer” video about differential privacy, a promising new approach to privacy-preserving data analysis that allows researchers to unearth the patterns within a data set — and derive observations about a population as a whole — while obscuring the information about each…