Office of Research

Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC)


The mission of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC) will be to provide a forum for the collaboration of professors, professionals, industries, and students. A mission of the center is to identify, address, and promote visions and solutions for issues of information assurance and cybersecurity. The center will produce and be a catalyst for research, invention, innovation, education, public awareness, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the state of Washington. Its effort will assist with sustaining the vitality of existing industry, as well as to attract and develop new industry. The Center will emphasize participation of underrepresented groups especially women and people of color, in the breadth of secure computing and data integrity, and to promote the practice of emerging security standards.

Core Services Offered

Research: Projects, Grants, Publications, IP, Consulting, Directed Research.
Outreach: PRCCDC, IRM SCI Institute, Unintended Consequences Lecture Series.
Academics: Classes, Workshops, UW Certificate.

Funding Information:

National Science Foundation, 2013-2015
National Institute of Standards Award, State of Washington, 2014-2015
InterPARES IV, 2013-2018
National Science Foundation, 2013-2015
Whatcom Community College Industry gift, 2015
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Resilient Computing, 2013-2015

Reporting Structure:

Bruce, Dean, Information School, and Cheryl Metoyer, Associate Dean for Research

Related UW Entities:

Milgard School of Business, Tacoma
Professional and Continuing Education, Seattle
University of Washington Bothell
College of Engineering: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering
Urban Planning Department, School of Architecture
Information School

Center Details

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Director: Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
Location: Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Research (CAE-R)
Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Benjamin Hall 616 NE North Lake Place
Room 525

Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Education (CAE-IAD)
1900 Commerce St.
Suite CP206M
Tacoma, WA
Year Started: 2004
Administrator / Program Manager: Zantua, Morgan
Administering College/School: UW Tacoma
Applied Physics Lab 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Environmental and Information Systems (EIS), APL
MCL Program, Institute of Technology and Milgard School of Business
MIPM Program, Urban Planning. College of Built Environments. 
Faculty Involvement: over 36