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Cybersecurity is hot, and these Washington colleges teach it

Members of a cyberdefense team at the UW gather to prepare for their latest competition in San Antonio, Texas the following day — shot Tuesday, April 10, 2017 in Sieg Hall on the UW campus.  

Story is about how cyberdefense is taught at Washington colleges and universities, and using this UW team, which is competing in a cyberdefense competition, as a kind of vehicle to see how 20-somethings think about cybersecurity and what it has wrought in this era. These students are leaving the UW for the national competition Wednesday morning. Instructor and team coordinator is Melody Kadenko.

Cybersecurity experts are among the most sought-after workers in the tech field, and Washington colleges and universities are stepping up to help fill the many job vacancies.

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