Cybersecurity Futures 2020

Panel Discussion


Betsy Cooper, University of California | Berkeley
Steven Weber, University of California | Berkeley

Date and Time

January 26, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Open to the public.

No RSVP required


Encina Hall, 2nd floor

Abstract: What will be the state of digital security in five and 10 years? Will it be a "Wild West" where every person and organization must fight to protect their own personal data? Will the Internet of Things advance so much into our homes and cities that everyone – at all times – is under surveillance? Are sensors going to be smart enough to determine and predict human feelings – opening the door to cybercriminals hacking human emotion? These are scenarios from The University of California - Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, which has modeled what the Internet and cybersecurity could look like in 2020 and beyond. Steve Weber, Faculty Director, and Betsy Cooper, Executive Director, will use examples from the scenarios to help think through what we should be doing today to prepare for the future of cybersecurity.

About the Speakers: Betsy Cooper is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Betsy, a former CISAC Postdoctoral Fellow, came to UC Berkeley from the Department of Homeland Security, where she served as an attorney advisor to the Deputy General Counsel and as a policy counselor in the Office of Policy. Prior to her arrival at Berkeley, Betsy worked for over a decade in homeland security consulting, managing projects for Atlantic Philanthropies (Dublin, Ireland), the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit in London, the World Bank, and a number of other think tanks. Betsy is also the author of over twenty manuscripts and articles on US and European immigration and refugee policy, and her book manuscript Europe's Security Solution: Can Immigrant Integration Really Prevent Terrorism? is currently under review. In addition to a law degree from Yale University, Betsy holds a DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, an M.Sc. in Forced Migration from Oxford University, and a B.A. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. Betsy previously clerked for Judge William Fletcher on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Steven Weber is the faculty director for the Berkeley Center for Long Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). He works at the intersection of technology markets, intellectual property regimes, and international politics. His research, teaching, and advisory work focus on the political economy of knowledge intensive industries, with special attention to health care, information technology, software, and global political economy issues relating to competitiveness. Steve went to medical school at Stanford then did his Ph.D. in the political science department also at Stanford. He served as special consultant to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and has held academic fellowships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and was Director of the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley from 2003 to 2009. His books include The Success of Open Source and most recently The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas (with Bruce Jentleson) and Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century (with Jesse Goldhammer and Nils Gilman).

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