CWU News

Cybersecurity is Hot

Cybersecurity experts are among the most sought-after workers in the tech field, and Washington colleges and universities are stepping up to help fill the many job vacancies.

“Right now there are two jobs for every one person employed — the opportunities are really amazing,” said Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, executive director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington Bothell.

In Washington, three community colleges — Whatcom, Highline and Columbia Basin in Pasco — along with the University of Washington, and the nonprofit City University of Seattle, are federally recognized centers for cyberdefense education. The recognition comes from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. As well, Central Washington University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree specializations in cybersecurity management.

Read the entire Seattle Times article online.