Computer and Information Systems Security

The Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce has donated a $450 scholarship to a Western Washington University student for the 2018-2019 school year.

The scholarship will go to a student within the university’s bachelor's degree program in Computer & Information Systems Security (CISS)…

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.

Opening in fall 2017, the cyber range acts as a closed “cloud” separate from the internet to “allow students to learn and conduct exercises in a safe, secure manner,” said Dr. Erik Fretheim, director of the Computer and Information Systems…

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…

The Cloud Security Alliance, a global cybersecurity organization based in Bellingham that focuses on ensuring a secure cloud-computing environment, has provided a gift to the Western Washington University Foundation that will award an annual $2,500 scholarship for students studying cybersecurity…

Think of it as a shooting range for cyber security personnel.

By year’s end, the Western Washington University campus at Poulsbo will be home to the first public cyber range in Washington state. Western Washington University made the announcement at the March 15…

Erik Fretheim is the new director of the Computer and Information Systems Security (CISS) Program, which was established as a joint academic program between Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College, with the goal of students earning bachelor’s degrees that prepare them…

Western Washington University's Board of Trustees has approved Western's 2015-16 operating budget, which includes funding for a new cybersecurity program at Olympic and Peninsula colleges.

Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees this week approved Western’s 2015-2016 state-funded operating budget, which includes funding for Western’s new cybersecurity program at Olympic and Peninsula colleges.

The Washington State Legislature appropriated $1.5…

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