has become an essential asset supporting the operation of government
and industrial organizations. Those organizations have increasing
concerns about protecting information against cyber attacks that stem
from criminal intentions or motivations and commercial motivations.
The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) enables
organizations to improve their cyber security readiness and practice
through its focus on the response to, detection of, and protection
against cyber attacks from threats inside and outside the organization.
Responding quickly and effectively to cyber attacks
The SEI CERT Division helps organizations build incident response
capability and by developing practices and technologies to facilitate
rapid resolution of threats.
Detecting signs of cyber intrusion
Knowing when an attacker attempts intrusion is important. Intrusions
can cause damage in seconds. Also, it will be nearly impossible to
determine later when your sensitive data, systems, and networks had been
compromised. Methods and tools from the SEI CERT Division enable
organizations to investigate suspicious or unusual cyber occurrences.
Preventing cyber attacks
The SEI CERT Division enhances the defensive ability of
organizations in government and industry to protect against cyber
attacks—and to limit the damage and scope of attacks that do occur.