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Cyber Civil Defense Summit 2024

event date

13 Jun 2024


Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

Defending public life against cyber threats is a national challenge with profoundly local impacts. With low-level cyber attacks like ransomware consistently on the rise, the task of strengthening the defenses of community organizations in every corner of the nation seems impossible to take on.

But no one is alone in this challenge of scaling local and regional cyber defense; across the country, communities are rising up to protect the institutions that uphold public life.

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to host the second annual Cyber Civil Defense Summit to bring together cyber defenders from all sectors in this common mission. The event will spotlight quantitative research on topics in public interest cybersecurity and explore evidence-informed strategies to bolster the cyber resilience of civic organizations too often left behind in cybersecurity efforts.

The Summit endeavors to join forces across defenders, academics, volunteers, and public servants working on fortifying regional cyber defense.

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13 Dec 2023

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19 Jan 2024

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Call for Papers: Public Interest Cybersecurity
UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is proud to announce a special Call for Papers (CFP) for Public Interest Cybersecurity research. In particular, CLTC is looking to support research topics that will increase the body of knowledge about cybersecurity for  US-based communities and organizations that often fall through the cracks of cyber defense (sometimes called “target-rich, resource-poor” organizations or organizations “below the cyber poverty line”). These organizations include nonprofits, state and local governments, small utilities, hospitals, or school districts.

Selected proposals will be invited to present their findings alongside our curated sessions at the 2024 Cyber Civil Defense Summit. Papers that are presented at the conference will receive a $2,000 honorarium and 1-2 researchers will receive airfare and accommodations support to attend. At the discretion of CLTC and the author, selected papers may also be published as CLTC white papers.
Applications for this CFP close on Friday, January 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Proposal Guidelines
Because public interest cybersecurity is such a broad field, we have outlined below some  specific components of successful applications:

  1. Paper proposals should be centered around an empirical research question related to public interest cybersecurity. Final papers should be between 3,000-6,000 words long.
  2. Papers should incorporate some type of quantitative data analysis and/or other unit of measurement
  3. Reports should explore a topic that contributes to the cyber defense of under-resourced organizations in the United States, such as nonprofits, state and local governments, small utilities, hospitals, or school districts.
  4. CLTC will not consider paper proposals that seek to test or otherwise promote for-profit products or services.


expenses covered


expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers

A $2,000 honorarium, and travel and accommodation fees for up to 2 researchers for papers presented at the conference