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.
- "Measuring Pay-per-Install: The Commoditization of Malware Distribution" by Juan Caballero, Chris Grier, Christian Kreibich, and Vern Paxson wins the Best Paper Award at the 2011 USENIX Security Symposium.
Research Centers and Collaborations
- ACCURATE: A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable, and Transparent Elections
- CESR: Center for Evidence-Based Security Research
- DETER: Cyber-Defense Technology Experimental Research Laboratory
- Infiltration of Botnet Command & Control and Support Ecosystems
- SCRUB: the Intel Science and Technology Center for Secure Computing
- TRUST: Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology
ProjectsA few of our current projects are listed below. More projects are listed here.
- BitBlaze: Binary Analysis for COTS Protection and Malicious Code Defense
- Botnet Intelligence Through Infiltration
- Bro: Network Security Monitor
- Measuring and Combatting Spam on Social Networks
- SecML: Learning in Security Sensitive Environments
- Seaglass: Cryptographic Constructions for Secure, Privacy-Preserving Distributed Information Sharing
- Smartphone Security
- WebBlaze: New Techniques and Tools for Web Security
Berkeley Security SeminarThe 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 GroupThe Security Reading Group meets weekly to discuss interesting papers. See the current schedule. Contact Frank Li (frankli@cs) if you are interested in presenting.
- 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]