Meet the Instructor

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky

Executive Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Fellow, Aberystwyth University, Wales

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is the founder and lead instructor for the Certificate in Information Security & Risk Management. She also teaches cybersecurity in several UW degree programs and is the executive director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, responsible for developing cybersecurity curriculum and programs. She’s successfully pioneered online delivery models for cybersecurity education, including online synchronous and Massive Open Online Course options. She won a Teaching Excellence Award from UW Professional & Continuing Education in 2008 and received the University Professional & Continuing Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award for their West Region in 2014. The Certificate in Information Security & Risk Management itself won UPCEA’s Outstanding Credit Certificate Award in 2014. Endicott-Popovsky is a member of several national committees shaping cybersecurity education and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. She has a Ph.D. in computer science/information assurance from the Center for Secure and Dependable Systems at the University of Idaho.