Center for Information Assurance and Cyber Security UW
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington, recently re-designated by NSA/DHS as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, headquartered at UW Bothell, and a Center of Academic Excellence in Research, headquartered at the APL (Applied Physics Lab). She is a Principal Research Scientist at APL; an Affiliate Professor 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 adjunct faculty 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 in industry 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 secure coding practices and addressing the worldwide talent gap in cybersecurity professionals. For her work in the relevance of archival sciences to digital forensics, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists. Barbara earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science/Computer Security from University of Idaho’s Center for Secure and Dependable Systems (2007) under the direction of Dr. Deborah Frincke now the Director of Research for the NSA, and holds a Master of Science in Information Systems Engineering from Seattle Pacific University (1987), a Master in Business Administration from the University of Washington (1985) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh.