iSchool Directory


  • IT Management and System Administration
  • Network Administration and Data Security
  • System Design and Implementation


Senior Lecturer in the area of information technology at the iSchool. Developed and delivered technology courses at colleges, universities and corporate training centers on three continents since 1985 including ten years with various database management systems. Also teaches student and instructor certification courses in Cisco and Microsoft network infrastructure design, implementation and security, wireless technologies and project management. Holds a MBA from the UW Business School and a BS from CWU.

Interests include designing and implementing network infrastructures that provide appropriate and convenient access to information resources while preserving the security of those resources and the technologies used to make them available. Interested in the difference between security and security theater as well as how investment in security theater can reduce real security.


  • MBA, International Business, University of Washington, 1984
  • BS, Business Administration, Central Washington University, 1983

Consulting and Other Projects

  • Fogg Mobile USA, Bellevue, Washington, 2014
  • Lighthouse Consulting Inc., Tukwila, Washington, 2001
  • Cisco Systems, San Jose, California, 2000
  • Bob Larson and Associates, 1985

Publications and Contributions

  • Book, Textbook-Revised
    CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician Study Guide (Exam 100-101, ICND1), with Boson NetSim Limited Edition (2014)
    , Issue 2nd, ISBN/ISSN: 0071838392 Authors: Robert E Larson, Matt Walker
  • Book, Textbook-New
    CCSP: Cisco Certified Security Professional Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (2003)
    , ISBN/ISSN: 0072226919 Author: Robert Larson
  • Instructor's Manual
    CCNA 2.0 All-in-One Exam Guide - Instructor Guide (2002)
    Author: Robert Larson
  • Book, Textbook-New
    CCNA 2.0 All-in-One Exam Guide (2001)
    , ISBN/ISSN: 0072129980 Author: Robert Larson
  • Book, Textbook-New
    CCNP Routing Exam Prep (2000)
    , ISBN/ISSN: 1576107787 Author: Robert Larson