Harvard University

For A Project On Cybersecurity And Using Data For Public Good At The Berkman Center

  • Amount
    $380,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2014
  • Term
    19 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
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Overview
A grant to the Berkman Center at Harvard University would support work by several leading thinkers on policy and technology about cybersecurity. This project would have two parts: the first would engage top-level practitioners from government, business, academia, and civil society with diverse perspectives on cyber surveillance and privacy issues in rethinking the role of the state in promoting cybersecurity. The second part would explore gathering privately held data and promoting uses of that data for the public good, including disclosing and understanding cybersecurity vulnerabilities in real time.
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Harvard Kennedy School79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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