MEET KANISHK SHARAN, a graduate from the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (‘18). Kanishk was looking for a program that had a well-round security curriculum with a component to build hands-on skills to meet the ever-demanding industry requirements. As an international student, he found it hard to be away from home, but discovered that the staff and faculty were easy to talk to and there to help him succeed. Kanishk graduated with a solid cybersecurity engineering foundation to break into the job market. Today, Kanishk works as a security engineer at Amazon Payment Services. Read Kanishk’s Q&A interview.
MEET SIDA GAO, a graduate from the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (’17). Sida always wanted to move to the west coast to be in the Seattle tech sector and find a school offering security programs, not just a typical computer science program. The flexible class schedule, variety of focus areas, option to do a project or thesis for research, and emphasis on the hands-on experience drew Sida into the program. Coming from a very large school, Sida discovered the close-knit community at UW Bothell made the perfect research environment. As an international student who started their job search early, Sida is now an Application Security Engineer at Facebook. We invite you to read Sida’s Q&A interview.
MEET CHRIS LAKIN, a graduate from the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering ('17). We had the opportunity to ask Chris why he chose the program and what he thought about his experiences as a student in the program. As an Engagement Manager at Rhino Security Labs, Chris works for a company who identifies and mitigates security vulnerabilities that put client assets at risk. We invite you to read Chris's Q&A interview.
MEET BRENDAN SWEENEY, a graduate from the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering ('15). We had the opportunity to ask Brendan why he chose the program and what he thought about his experiences as a student in the program. Now an AWS Security Engineer at Amazon Web Services, Brendan completed the degree part-time while working full-time. We invite you to read Brendan's Q&A interview.
UW Bothell accelerates cybersecurity careers
"They come out of here [UW Bothell] prepared. They understand the business aspects. They understand the security requirements. They're prepared to take jobs in policy or the technical fields," says Lynne Clark, Director of the National Security Agency's National Information Assurance Education and Training Program. Read the full UW Bothell article on ways the school is accelerating cybersecurity careers.