Responding to the growing needs for trained cybersecurity professionals, Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is offering a new cybersecurity certificate.
This 16-credit certificate provides a means for students from all disciplines to become knowledgeable about the challenges and potential solutions to cybersecurity problems. Students will learn to apply cybersecurity principles across all aspects of an organization.
Tuesday Q&A: Social media, the 2016 election, and how Russia used disinformation to divide the electorate
In this edition of Tuesday Q&A, Western Today talked with WWU Assistant Professor of Computer Science Michael Tsikerdekis about Russia's cyber attacks on this country during the 2016 election and afterwards, how they did it and were eventually caught, and how the nation's voracious appetite for social media and willingness to spread disinformation contributed the the attack's success.
The Western Washington University Cyber Competition team competed against 70 other colleges and universities in the Department of Energy Competition at the Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland on Dec. 1.
The team placed first in Washington state, second in the Pacific Northwest and sixth nationally.