Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

As digital technology continues to transform our society, vital questions remain around privacy, online safety, and the security of our networks and data. We must stay ahead of these questions and stop playing catch-up. We need to think ahead to anticipate tomorrow’s digital security challenges, and ensure that everyone can safely benefit from what technology has to offer.

Who We Are
At the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), our mission is to amplify the upside of the digital revolution, help decision-makers act with foresight, and expand who has access to and participates in cybersecurity. Housed in the University of California, Berkeley, the #1 public university in global rankings, we work on multiple fronts to anticipate the cyber challenges of the future — and articulate solutions that allow the world to adapt and prepare.

What We Do
CLTC acts as a convening platform, translator, and two-way bridge between cutting-edge academic research and the needs of decision-makers in government, industry, and civil society. We are:

Shaping the future of digital security: From California to Capitol Hill, we help leaders stay ahead of changing policy needs in emerging areas like data and privacy regulation. Through the AI Security Initiative (AISI) and AI Policy Hub, we help artificial intelligence practitioners and decision-makers ensure that AI is used safely and securely around the world.

Advancing cutting-edge research: We have launched dozens of multidisciplinary research initiatives on cutting-edge topics related to cybersecurity, including the Internet Atlas, a first-of-its-kind analysis of structural risks to the global internet.

Helping industry partners look over the horizon: From Atlassian to Zoom, we collaborate with private-sector partners on future-focused research, addressing topics like board governance of cybersecurity and cyber risk in mergers and acquisitions. Our Cybersecurity Futures scenarios help business leaders around the world anticipate and prepare for emerging challenges.

Preparing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals: We partner closely with UC Berkeley’s School of Information and its Master of Information and Cybersecurity Program to prepare students, faculty, and collaborators to assume leadership positions across sectors.

Growing diversity in the field: We are focused on making cybersecurity more inclusive, including through a partnership with Cyversity, an organization dedicated to increasing representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the field.

Forging new models for cybersecurity training: We created the world’s first public-interest cybersecurity clinic — Citizen Clinic — that deploys UC Berkeley students from diverse disciplines to help civil-society organizations at risk of cyberattack and disinformation campaigns. Through the global Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics, we are expanding this groundbreaking model worldwide.

Illuminating the cultural dimensions of cybersecurity: We bring to light often neglected cultural dimensions of cybersecurity, including an arts grant program that expands how cybersecurity is understood, and role-playing card games that demystify the actors behind cyber threats.

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