News & events

Cybersecurity news & events

Internal and external cybersecurity news and events associated with the University of Washington.

Upcoming events

11th Annual Pacific Northwest Export Control Conference: Cybersecurity

July 31 - August 01, 2019 (10.75 CLE Credits)                                                                       The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Seattle University School of Law and in cooperation with University of Washington's Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity are hosting this year's conference on export control rules and procedures. We will be taking a systemic, socio-technological approach to address the impact that security and compliance has upon the broad spectrum of a business organization's operations. Online registration is open now.

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News articles

The Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is a resource hub for students and professionals. Here we offer a listing of relevant news related to information security, cybersecurity, cyber defense and industry headlines. Read our news archive for articles from 2017 and beyond.

June 2019

2019 June 17-21: PNNL Introductory Course on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safeguards: a one-week, introductory course on nuclear nonproliferation and international safeguards. The course is tuition free and will be held at the Richland, WA campus of PNNL, June 17-21, 2019. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Application deadline Friday April 26, 2019. Contact Amada Sayre by email or phone 206-528-3244.


2019 June 19: The U.S. Chamber's of Commerce will be hosting a Cybersecurity Series: Seattle event from 9 am - 2 pm at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. Speakers will be focused on facing the growing cyber threat landscape and risk management for organizations of all size. Registation must be made in advance and lunch and parking are included.


May 2019

Box with black background and bright green word cluster on cybersecurity focus2019 May 22: Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Executive Director of the Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, will be speaking at a panel discussion on Women in Cybersecurity at Seattle Pacific University. The panel will discuss issues in cybersecurity and entering the field.



Logo of the United Stateds Department of Homeland Security and The National Security Agency.2019 May 16: The University of Washington Bothell's Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity (CIAC) has been redesignated as a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Research, through 2024. This designation, through the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), provisions grants, conferences, and special programs offered through these agencies available to the University of Washington student's and faculty.


April 2019

2019 April Idaho Partnerships logo with image of Idaho state with code overlaying the state's shape29th: The 2019 Summit will be held April 29, 2019 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. The series has expanded cybersecurity capabilities of small business, government, and large industry throughout the State of Idaho. The 2019 workshop will increase cybersecurity resilience through collaboration among all stakeholders. Click here for registration.


Red box with white CISO Mag logo.2019 April 17: Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, CIAC's Executive Director and founder of the Certificate in Information Seucurity & Risk Management at the University of Washington, was interviewed by CISO Mag on cybersecurity and how women can get involved in the industry. Her years of experience in industry and acedemia prove to be useful for those intereseted in cybersecurity.


Logo in blue and grey for Cyber Range Poulsbo2019 April 5: CyberRange Poulsbo will present a Workshop on the PISCES project at CWU – Ellensburg, on April 5th 2019. Contact Erick Fretheim by March 1 for more details.


March 2019

2019 March 26: Ginger Armbuster, City of Seattle Cheif Privacy Officer and graduate of the University of Washington's Certificate in Information Assurance & Risk Management, has been named as a "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of 2019" by Government Technology Magazine.



2019 March 26: Join King County for the Region 6 Critical Infrastructure Working Group Cybersecurity Workshop. Engage in timely discussions on current cyber threats and how stakeholders can partner together as a region to increase the cybersecurity and resilience of our infrastructure. DoubleTree Suites - Seattle Airport Southcenter,16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98188. Contact Nate Weigel, Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, by email or phone: 206-443-7723.


Blue and white cybersecurity lock2019 March 13: "For a cybersecurity career, you must never get complacent", CIAC Director Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky talks with Silicon Republic on her career advice and steps towards a successful cybersecurity career. Read the full article here.



2019 March 4-5: The Great Conversation™ in Security will be held March 4th-5th at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, Washington. This forum will provide a platform to inform, engage, and provide attendees with the tools needed to take risk, resilience, and security programs to the next level.


February 2019

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky headshot, black sweater and purple turtleneck2019 February 5: Diversity talk: “If you are passionate about what you are doing, distracting nonsense fades into the background”. Dr. Endicott-Popovsky talks about her long and rich working history in technology and cybersecurity.


January 2019

Image of a circuit board.2019 January-May: Jackson School International Policy Institute's Cybersecurity Initiative to Host Lecture Series on Cybersecurity and Technology Futures - The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Cybersecurity-series-poster-(3).pdf


Green and grey image with Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium logo2019 January 31st: The 2019 Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium is an opportunity for researchers, government agency representatives, and business professionals to come together to discuss the cybersecurity challenges we face in the Northwest. View PDF's for call for papers, presentations, posters & sponsorship.


December 2018

Barbara's headshot2018 December 26th: Gender, GDPR and tooling up for the cyber-wars – thought leadership from Barbara Endicott-Popovsky. IT security guru Barbara Endicott-Popovsky on the major hurdles the West faces in the cyber-war – and why she loves GDPR.



November 2018

student at computer with cybersecurity image and background2018 November: "Waging War in Cyberspace" UW doctoral student Donghui Park, a cybersecurity fellow in the Jackson School of International Studies, part of the Jackson School’s Cybersecurity Initiative, team discusses his research on the war in cyberspace.



October 2018

2018 T-Mobile icon, pink background with large white TOctober 22nd: Internship launches cyber career at T-Mobile, by Douglas Esser. Read how one recent UWB graduate leveraged her time at UWB in Law, Economics and Public Policy combined with a T-Mobile cyber security internship.



March 2018 

201computer with world map8 March 29th: Join Professor Matt Bishop from UC Davis and a moderated panel of experts as they address Washington state “Voting System Vulnerabilities”  Read More

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