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Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky

Sr. Principal Research Scientist

Cybersecurity



Background

Dr. Endicott-Popovsky is Sr. Principle Scientist for (name of Birol’s CAE-R at iPSU) and also the Executive Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC) at the University of Washington, designated by NSA/DHS as both  a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) and Research (CAE-R), headquartered at UW Bothell and is a Principal Research Scientist at UW’s Applied Physics Lab, a Navy UARC. Additionally, she holds an Affiliate Professor’s appointment 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 a faculty appointment 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 with The Boeing Company marked by executive and consulting positions in IT architecture and project management. 

Her research in Information Assurance (IA), cybersecurity, digital forensics integrates her cross-sector experience from academia, industry and government, applying a multi-disciplinary approach to research questions and curriculum development that address the unintended consequences of society’s unquestioning embrasure of pervasive, networked computing. Her cybersecurity research interests have included cloud security, digital forensics, digital forensic-readiness, risk management, secure coding practices, legal and societal impacts, information warfare, enterprise-wide information systems security and compliance management, cybersecurity pedagogy and education, and closing the cybersecurity talent gap. For her work in the relevance of archival sciences to digital forensics, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists.  (See CV)

In 2014, Dr. Endicott-Popovsky received the UPCEA Western Regional Awards for Teaching Excellence and for best Credit Certificate (for the Information Security and Risk Management Certificate then in its 11th consecutive year) and UW was recognized by the Ponemon Institute as tied for the 10th best place to study cybersecurity in the country. March 2020 she was named by the National Academy of Sciences to a committee assessing the cybersecurity talents required by the FAA and aviation industry.