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  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Department: Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC)
  • Degree Programs: Master in Information Management with Information Security Specialization, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Informatics Focus: Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Option
  • Key Contact: Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Director
  • Research Areas: Research: Funded Projects, Programs, Publications, IP, Consulting, Directed Research. Outreach: NSA/CAE Regional Resource Center Leader of Federal Committees professionalizing Cybersecurity Lecture Series, Conferences, Competitions
  • Utility Work: Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU)
  • Other Work: T-Mobile, MicroSoft, Boeing, PNNL, Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER), Washington National Guard, King County IT, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), University of Hawaii Manoa, Aberyswyth University Wales, Whatcom Community College, Cyberwatch, Cyberwatch West
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Program Overview:

The Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC) is a community of trust that provides a forum and resources, integrating networks of people and institutions engaged in data security and information integrity research, instruction, and development within and beyond the UW system. The CIAC is a diverse academic community interacting with representatives from business, government, and NGOs collaborating on local, regional, national and global issues of Information Assurance, technology and policy. UW CIAC, a catalyst for research, invention, education and, work force development, stimulates public awareness, entrepreneurship, and economic impact in the state of Washington and the Northwest. CIAC encourages resiliency-by-design, and promotes actionable solutions for the most challenging issues of information assurance and cybersecurity. The Center emphasizes participation of underrepresented groups, including women, people of color and veterans.