About UC Berkeley Security

UC Berkeley computer security research is at the forefront of areas ranging from secure voting, botnets, web security, cryptography, privacy, network security, and software security. Our supportive faculty and diverse students create a highly collaborative environment.


Research Centers and Collaborations


A few of our current projects are listed below. More projects are listed here.

Berkeley Security Seminar

The Berkeley Security Seminar brings in external researchers and engineers for technical talks on a large-scale security or privacy project they work on. Starting in Spring 2015, the Seminar will host one or two speakers each month on Fridays at noon. See the current schedule. Contact Grant Ho (grantho@cs) if you work on large-scale security or privacy problems and would like to give a talk.

Reading Group

The Security Reading Group meets weekly to discuss interesting papers. See the current schedule. Contact Frank Li (frankli@cs) if you are interested in presenting.

Past Courses

Undergraduate courses

Graduate courses

  • CS 261. Security in Computer Systems. [ f12, s12, s11, f09, f08, f07, f04]
  • CS 261n (formerly 294-28). Internet/Network Security. [s12, f10, f09, s09, s08]
  • CS 276. Cryptography. [s09, s06, s04, s02]
  • CS 294-24. Privacy and Security Enhancing Technologies. [f07]
  • CS 294-50. Advanced Topics in Computer Security. [s10]
  • CS 294-65. Privacy Technologies: From Theory to Practice. [s11]
Additional information can be found in the EECS course directory.
Postdocs and Research Scientists