Excellence in Cybersecurity Education

National Center for Excellence in Cybersecurity Education

UW Bothell North Creek buildingThe University of Washington is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Research and in Cyber Defense education by the National Security Agency (NSA).

We work across the University to prepare students for careers protecting computer systems from accidents, hackers, viruses and other security threats.

Cybersecurity professionals come from a variety of backgrounds. At UW Bothell, students work with a systems-level view of securing networks and data. The program integrates material from technology, business operations, policy, communications, psychology, and most importantly - problem solving. Research is conducted across multiple departments at the University of Washington and with partnering institutions to create an interdisciplinary knowledge-network. 

We are committed to:

  • Preparing cybersecurity professionals in the most efficient way possible
  • Providing students with Center for National Security Studies Certification.
  • Promoting collaboration: regional, national and international
  • Producing multidisciplinary education and research

Why Cybersecurity?

The world economy and global industries now rely on a digital infrastructure which is increasingly vulnerable to hackers and cyber thieves.

Cyber programs at UW Bothell

UW Bothell collaborates closely with private industry, government agencies, and other institutions in the design and delivery of our programs in research and education.