Cybersecurity in Kitsap is done by students thanks to Pisces program through WWU

t’s important to understand, first and foremost, what is cybersecurity?

“It’s basically protecting our computers and our communications from people that are trying to do bad things with them,” says Erik Fretheim, the director for the cybersecurity program at Western Washington University (WWU).” Everything from hacking to social engineering and phishing and everything else that you can think of.”

Hacking is one of the skills that many people working in cybersecurity are interested in learning, it’s this intense interest, coupled with the rapid growth of the field and a lack of interest in teaching these skills that are causing the hiring gaps, Fretheim says.

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 11:02am