Erik Fretheim

With increasing cybersecurity threats worldwide due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the first-ever cyber range in Washington state has received $769,000 in state funding to enhance its equipment and increase its technological support. The funding has been specifically provided to…

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…

There isn’t much Western Washington University cybersecurity student Kim Huynh hasn’t managed to accomplish in the last four months.

In January she started Western’s chapter of Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and bringing together women…

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…

In one exercise last year, students in Western Washington University’s new cybersecurity program set to monitoring data on the networks of five local governments: San Juan and Stevens counties and the cities of Anacortes, Washougal and Covington. The idea was the students would track the data…

The rise of cyber-attacks and a heightened awareness of network vulnerability, coupled with a shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals, is creating serious consequences for individuals, corporations and government agencies seeking to protect…

Western Washington University students in the Computer Information System Security program will practice cyberwarfare training in its new CyberRange, thanks to a gift of 50 computer servers from Boeing, Western officials said.

Boeing has given 50 computer servers to Western Washington University for use in its new CyberRange Poulsbo, a virtual environment where students in Western’s Computer Information System Security (CISS) program will practice cyberwarfare training and cyber technology development.

This summer, Western Washington University is building a “cyber range,” a computer lab that runs on a private computer network — reachable through the internet, but isolated from it.

On a cyber range, students can let a virus loose to see what harm it does, or run an…

Computer Information System Security (CISS) students from all over Washington state will soon be able to practice cyber security exercises and test cyber range technologies in a controlled virtual environment when Western Washington University’s Poulsbo location opens the state’s…

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