Meet the Instructor
CoPI and Founder IMPACT, a 5-State Regional NSA Center of Excellence
Research Professor Portland State University
Governor Inslee’s Whole-of-State Cybersecurity Committee for the National Governor’s Association (NGA)
Fellow, Aberystwyth University, Wales
Executive Director of (CIAC) the NSA center of academic excellence at UW, retired
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is the founder and lead instructor for the UW Certificate in Cybersecurity and Risk Management (CRM). She is responsible for developing cybersecurity curriculum and programs at universities across the region, the U.S. and internationally. She is well known for her groundbreaking contributions to professionalizing and standardizing the field.
In 2021, Washington Governor Jay Inslee appointed Endicott-Popovsky to a new cybersecurity policy team sponsored by the National Governors Association. She was also named co-investigator of a new three-year, $3 million grant awarded by the National Security Agency to address cybersecurity issues across the smart grid in the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and Colorado.
Endicott-Popovsky 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. She earned a doctorate in computer science/information assurance from the Center for Secure and Dependable Systems at the University of Idaho.