CIAC Staff

Meet the staff of CIAC

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Ph.D., Executive Director


Dr. Endicott-Popovsky is Executive Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington, designated by NSA/DHS as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research, headquartered at UW Bothell and is a Principal Research Scientist at UW’s Applied Physics Lab, a Navy UARC. Additionally, she holds an Affiliate Professor’s appointment at UW Bothell’s Department of Computer Science and Systems and UW Seattle’s Department of Urban Planning and Management for the Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management, and a faculty appointment at University of Hawaii Manoa’s Department of Information and Computer Science. She was named Department Fellow at Aberyswyth University Wales (2012). Her academic career follows a 20-year career with The Boeing Company marked by executive and consulting positions in IT architecture and project management. Her research interests include enterprise-wide information systems security and compliance management, forensic-readiness, cybersecurity education and secure coding practices. For her work in the relevance of archival sciences to digital forensics, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists. View CV/UW Profile

In 2014, Dr. Endicott-Popovsky received the UPCEA Western Regional Awards for Teaching Excellence and for best Credit Certificate (for the Information Security and Risk Management Certificate then in its 11th consecutive year) and UW was recognized by the Ponemon Institute as tied for the 10th best place to study cybersecurity in the country.

Scott David, J.D., LL.M., Director of Policy 

Scott DavidScott David is the Director of Policy at the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at University of Washington and was formerly the Executive Director of the Law, Technology and Arts Group at UW School of Law. Scott is an active member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development, the MIT/KIT Advisory Board, and the Open Identity Exchange Advisory Board.   Prior to joining the University of Washington, Scott worked as an attorney for 30 years focused on counseling commercial and governmental entities worldwide in the structures and transactions of technology and business networks with an emphasis on online commerce, data security, privacy, digital risk, standard setting, and emerging intangibles value propositions.