Office of Research

Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC)


The Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC) is a community of trust that provides a forum and resources, integrating networks of people and institutions engaged in data security and information integrity research, instruction, and development within and beyond the UW system. The CIAC is a diverse academic community interacting with representatives from business, government, and NGOs collaborating on local, regional, national and global issues of Information Assurance, technology and policy. UW CIAC, a catalyst for research, invention, education and, work force development, stimulates public awareness, entrepreneurship, and economic impact in the state of Washington and the Northwest. CIAC encourages resiliency-by-design, and promotes actionable solutions for the most challenging issues of information assurance and cybersecurity. The Center emphasizes participation of underrepresented groups, including women, people of color and veterans.

Core Services Offered

Funded Projects, Programs, Publications, IP, Consulting, Directed Research.

NSA/CAE Regional Resource Center Leader of Federal Comittees professionalizing Cybersecurity Lecture Series, Conferences, Competitions.

Individual courses, Workshops, UW Certificates, degree programs.

Funding Information:

Industry Affiliates Program initiated 2016-
NSA, 2016-17
NSA/USAR, 2016
National Science Foundation, 2013-2016
National Institute of Standards Award, State of Washington, 2014-2015
InterPARES IV, 2013-2018
NSF/Whatcom Community College 2014-16
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Resilient Computing, 2013-2015

Reporting Structure:

Susan Jeffords, Vice Chancellor UWBothell
David Jones, EIS Director, APL

Related UW Entities:

UW Bothell
UW Bothell Schools of STEM and Business Applied Physics Lab Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) College of Engineering: Departments of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Urban Planning Department, School of Architecture
Information School
UWTacoma Asst.Vice Chancellor
External Relations-Military Affairs

External Partners:

The CIAC has a large network of collaborators from industry government military academic institutions NGO's. Chief among them are: T-Mobile MicroSoft Boeing PNNL Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Washington National Guard Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) King County IT Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) University of Hawaii Manoa Aberyswyth University Wales Whatcom Communtiy College Cyberwatch Cyberwatch West

Center Details

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)School Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Box 358538
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Phone: 425.352.3746
Bothell, WA
Year Started: 2004
Administrator / Program Manager: Zantua, Morgan
Administering College/School: UW Bothell, Applied Physics Lab 
P.I. Home Department: UW Bothell Chancellor's Office 
Faculty Involvement: over 36