Protecting the Promise of the Digital Revolution: Cybersecurity 2024


What does the rise of artificial intelligence, the next generation of deep fakes, ubiquitous sensors, quantum computing, and other emerging technology mean for our collective future? How can governments, businesses, societies, and individuals equip themselves to navigate the changing landscape of cybersecurity threats? Most importantly, where are the opportunities for new digital information technologies to enhance human welfare, and how can we be proactive to help realize that potential?

Join Steven Weber, director of UC Berkeley’s  Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and a professor in the School of Information, and Hany Farid, professor in information science, computer science and electrical engineering for an timely and provocative exploration of human interaction with computers and technology, and a forecast of cybersecurity in 2024 to illuminate what’s at stake today. 


Steven Weber

Faculty Director, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity ​
Professor, I School & Political Science

Steven Weber is a specialist in International Relations and International Political Economy with expertise in international and national security; the impact of technology on national systems of innovation, defense, and deterrence; and the political economy of knowledge-intensive industries particularly software and pharmaceuticals.

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Hany Farid

Professor, I-School and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Hany Farid’s research focuses on digital forensics, image analysis, and human perception. Following a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in brain and cognitive sciences at MIT, he joined the faculty at Dartmouth College, where he taught and pursued research from 1999 until 2019. He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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