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The SEI: The Leader in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity

Operated by Carnegie Mellon University, the Software Engineering Institute has been a leader in the fields of software engineering and cybersecurity since 1984. We research and solve complex, long-term problems for the Department of Defense, government agencies, and private industry, and we are always working to transition solutions to the software and systems engineering communities throughout the world.

Latest Publications

Exploring the Use of Metrics for Software Assurance

Exploring the Use of Metrics for Software Assurance

March 07, 2019 • Technical Note
Carol Woody, PhDRobert J. EllisonCharlie Ryan

This report proposes measurements for each Software Assurance Framework (SAF) practice that a program can select to monitor and manage the progress it’s making toward software assurance.

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Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats, Sixth Edition

Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats, Sixth Edition

February 27, 2019 • Technical Report
Michael C. TheisRandall F. TrzeciakDaniel L. Costa

The guide presents recommendations for mitigating insider threat based on the CERT Division's continued research and analysis of more than 1,500 insider threat cases.

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An Approach for Integrating the Security Engineering Risk Analysis (SERA) Method with Threat Modeling

An Approach for Integrating the Security Engineering Risk Analysis (SERA) Method with Threat Modeling

February 06, 2019 • White Paper
Christopher J. AlbertsCarol Woody, PhD

This report examines how cybersecurity data generated by a threat modeling method can be integrated into a mission assurance context using the SERA Method.

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Research and Capabilities

Learn how we support the defense and information security of the United States by advancing the state of the art and practice in software engineering and cybersecurity. Through our research in seven capability areas, our experts push the boundaries of knowledge from R&D through implementation and operation. We create, test, and apply tools, technologies, and practices to acquire, develop, operate, and sustain software systems that are innovative, trustworthy, and cost effective.

News

SEI Announces 2018 Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement Award Winner

SEI Announces 2018 Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement Award Winner

February 27, 2019 • Article

CCDC Armaments Center, Fire Control Systems & Technology Directorate (FCSTD) honored

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CERT Division Releases Six Free Cyber Simulation Tools; Introductory Webcast March 13

CERT Division Releases Six Free Cyber Simulation Tools; Introductory Webcast March 13

February 21, 2019 • Article

The SEI’s CERT Division has released a suite of open source and freely available tools for use in creating realistic Internet simulations for training and other purposes.

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Nominations Sought for 2019 Northrop Software Architecture Award

Nominations Sought for 2019 Northrop Software Architecture Award

February 06, 2019 • Article

The nomination period for the Software Engineering Institute's Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award is now open.

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CERT Division Releases Assessment Guide for Incident Management

CERT Division Releases Assessment Guide for Incident Management

January 17, 2019 • Article

Computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs) and security operations centers (SOCs) that are interested in assessing their effectiveness currently do not have many options. A new tool released recently by the SEI’s CERT Division changes that.

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Education and Outreach

Discover our numerous training and credentialing opportunities for individual professional development. We also offer workforce development and licensing opportunities for organizations to apply best practices to their operations.

Work With Us

In addition to our work with agencies across the United States government, we partner with academic institutions and private companies to solve key technical challenges for current and future software-reliant systems. You can sponsor research and development, collaborate with us on research, and even get guidance from us to implement new methods.

Careers

Pursue your passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field of software engineering. We invite you to view current employment opportunities, learn about benefits of working at the SEI, and apply for a position.

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