CIAC leads workforce expansion in critical field of cybersecurity

The National Science Foundation's new $2.1M grant to the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity provides full scholarships to 18 graduate-level scholars in exchange for their commitment to work for the federal government for two years after graduation. The grant affirms the center's growing leadership role in partnering with the information security industry and government to raise public awareness about cyberspace predation. The center, led by Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, is unique in Washington state and is a research hub for innovation and problem-solving. Graduates will help shape and protect the information infrastructure that is vital to the economic prosperity of the state and the nation. Read about the students who are receiving the grant this year, or learn more about the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.