October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and the iSchool resident expert on Cybersecurity, Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, has been interviewed by the media on topics from careers in security for people leaving the Washington National Guard to trends in cyber warfare occupying the mind of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She is also teaching a new Information Security online course through University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education and their partnership with Coursera that attracted more than 22,000 students, underscoring the public interest in Cybersecurity.
Endicott-Popovsky is the director for the Center of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington, designated by the NSA/DHS as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research. She holds a joint faculty appointment with the Information School and the School of Urban Design and Planning--Critical Infrastructure, following a 20-year industry career marked by executive and consulting positions in IT architecture and project management. Her research interests fall under the umbrella of managing/mitigating network risks: deception, governance and network forensic readiness.
Read the article in the Tacoma News Tribune, "WA National Guard focusing on cyber security."
Watch the news interview on King 5, "Cyberspace the new battlefield for America's top military leaders."