2017 August 17: Computer scientists use music to covertly track body movements and activity.
UW researchers have demonstrated how it is possible to transform a smart device into a surveillance tool that can collect information about the body position and movements of the user, as well as other people in the device’s immediate vicinity. Read UW News article and warch video.
2017 August 11: 48-hour cybersecurity bootcamp at UW.
The UW Jackson School of International Studies hosted the Congressional Cybersecurity Bootcamp Lab at UW in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. Read full article.
2017 August 10: Newly formed Privacy Office will unify University’s approach to protecting information.
The Privacy Office will develop universal privacy principles that uphold the University of Washington’s values and provide consistent reporting on privacy activities, risks and policies. Read full UW article.
2017 August 10: DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks.
A new study from University of Washington researchers that analyzed the security hygiene of common, open-source DNA processing programs finds evidence of poor computer security practices used throughout the field and that it is possible to remotely compromise a computer using information stored in DNA. Read UW News article.
2017 July 11: It's not all about attacks, information assurance and manipulating audio clips.
In a visual form of lip-syncing, the system converts audio files of an individual’s speech into realistic mouth shapes, which are then grafted onto and blended with the head of that person from another existing video. Read UW News article and watch video
2017 July 11: City of Seattle Hires Ginger Armbruster (CIAC UW Graduate) as Chief Privacy Officer.
"Ginger’s knowledge and experience working with our community will drive improved privacy practices across City departments and increased public engagement." Read Seattle press release.
2017 June 26: Overseas cyberattack hits Western Washington.
APM Terminals in the Port of Tacoma had limited operations because its parent company, shipping titan Maersk, was corrupted. News interview with CIAC Executive Director, Barbara Endicott-Popovsky. Read Q13 Fox news article.
2017 June 22: Cybersecurity is hot, and these Washington colleges teach it.
Cybersecurity experts are among the most sought-after workers in the tech field, and Washington colleges and universities are stepping up to help fill the many job vacancies. Read Seattle Times article
2017 June 02: SeaGlass-UW Researchers use ridesharing cars to sniff out a secret spying tool.
Law enforcement's use of the surveillance devices known as stingrays, fake cell towers that can intercept communications and track phones, remain controversial, but a group of Seattle researchers has found a new method to track those trackers. Read WIRED article
, Read UW article
2017 May 25: From the CISOs Office: a message about phishing
. Cyber criminals try to trick you into disclosing your login credentials, passwords or other personal data by sending email messages that create a sense of urgency. Be wary of any email that threatens negative consequences if you do not click on a link to login with your user name (e.g., UW NetID) and password. Read message.
2017 March 17: Two UW Bothell computer scientists win Fulbright Scholar Awards.
Michael Stiber plans a summer at the Czech Academy of Sciences to investigate how brain cells encode information. Brent Lagesse plans a stay at the University of Cambridge to work on crowd sensing, focusing on cybersecurity. Read article.
2017 March 02: Howard Schmidt's Legacy of Service Remembered.
The cybersecurity world just lost an amazing leader and pioneer. Former Microsoft CISO and Cybersecurity Czar to former President Obama. Read article
. Watch interview bewteen CIAC's Executive Director and Schmidt (2013), Watch video
2017 February 25: UW Bothell ranked fifth for Computer Science Master Program in nation.
This is not only great recognition of the hard work of CSS faculty, staff, and students, but also validation of the UW Bothell philosophies that prioritize close faculty/student/staff collaboration, high-impact learning experiences, and community engagement. Read article
2017 February 22: FBI Cyber/Tech Careers Information Session.
FBI representatives visited the UW Bothell campus for an information session on cyber security careers within their agency. They met with thirty computer science students eager to learn more about FBI career opportunities. Read article.
2017 February 16: Emerald Down V Regional Cyber Security Exercise, Lakewood, WA.
Over 130 attendees gathered to practice cyber security response with an interactive exercise. Attendees learned how the region works to stabilize critical infrastructure functions, and support community in the face of cyber threats. Watch video
2017 February 10: Lynne Clark, director of the NSA’s National Information Assurance Education and Training Program visits UW Bothell.
The demand for cybersecurity professionals who thwart hackers is growing. UW Bothell is in a select position to accelerate students into those high-demand careers. Read full article.
2017 January 20: TMobile-UW Bothell Cybersecurity Cooperative Learning Program Launches.
Ten UW Bothell students have a head start in cybersecurity careers as capstone interns in a new partnership with T-Mobile, learning how to protect information from hackers, viruses and loss. Read full article.
2017 January 19: US Representative Derek Kilmer visits UW Tacoma for Cybersecuirty.
Kilmer was joined by higher education professionals, business leaders, and local government and military officials to discuss how to keep the nation’s cybersecurity workforce growing effectively, how the private sector can increase security, and the challenges the military faces against state and non-state actors. Read full article.
2016 November 21: Batman’s Kitchen teaches UW students how to play cybersecurity.
Batman’s Kitchen is a student-driven security hacker competition group that involves around 700 current students and alumni from the three UW campuses. Read UW news article
2016 November 15: Cybercrime-fighters of Batman’s Kitchen cook up a 3rd place finish at CSAW 2016. Batman’s Kitchen became cybersecurity superheroes when they earned third place at the U.S. finals of Capture-the-Flag at Cyber Security Awareness Week. Read full article.
2016 October 26: UW Bothell Cybersecurity Professor, Marc Dupuis, was interviewed on the show “The Impact.” He discusses cybersecurity in general and how it relates to elections in Washington State in particular. Watch video. View Dr. Dupuis' Bio.
2016 Ocotber 23: CIAC Executive Director, Barbara Endicott-Popovsky addresses internet security with King 5 News. John Langeler interviews Dr. Endicott-Popovsky, who discusses the liklihood of being hacked, how it affects our future, and shares her expert opinion on the Oct. 21 attacks that slowed the internet for many users. Watch video.
2016 October 18: UW Bothell Event - Cybersecurity Across Disciplines. A tri-campus event hosted by CIAC which is developing a community across academia, government and non-governmental organizations to teach, learn and research in cybersecurity. Read UW Bothell News article.
2016 October 16: Major U.S. websites disrupted by cyberattacks, The Seattle Times.
After a major domain host reported two large attacks on its servers, Professor Marc Dupuis was interviewed to discuss the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Domain Name Service (DNS) servers on the East Coast. Read news article. View Dr. Dupuis' Bio
2016 October 5: World’s Best Student Hackers Advance to Final Rounds of NYU Cyber Security Awareness Week Games. UW Batman's Kitchen advances to the final rounds at the U.S. Capture-the-Flag Cybersercurity Awareness Week hosted by New York University. Read NYU article.
2016 September 19: Information Week Review on UW Cybersecurity Programs. UW acknowledged by Information Week as a top 10 University to study cybersecurity. Read full article.
2016 September 14: The Role of the CISO. Article of Washington State's CISO, Agnes Kirk, and what her roles are in securing the state's information and assets, and educating professionals in cybersecurity. Read article by govloop.
2016 August 9: Easy access to information means employees can jeopardize a company’s security.
Marc Dupuis was interviewed by 425Buiness.com "Inside Threat"to discuss the risks insider threats pose to organizations. Read full article. View Dr. Dupuis' Bio
2016 May 13: Brent Lagesse received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Award. Lagesse is an Assistant Professor at UW Bothell, with primary research interests in: distributed trust in pervasive systems and cybersecurity education. Read full article. Read Dr. Lagesse's Bio.
2016 February 4: 4th Annual WINFO Hackathon doubles participation, adds new awards. Designed to empower young women leaders in technical fields, the 12-hour Women in Informatics (WINFO) Hackathon provided an interactive event in which to solve information challenges. Read article.