Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
SEI Podcast Series

A Community College Curriculum for Secure Software Development

Girish Seshagiri


In this podcast, Girish Seshagiri discusses a two-year community college software assurance program that he developed and facilitated with SEI Fellow Nancy Mead at Illinois Community College. The two-year degree program in secure software development, which is based on the SEI’s software assurance curriculum, is the result of a collaboration between Central Illinois Center of Excellence for Secure Software and Illinois Central College. The program, which also incorporates an apprenticeship model, was developed in response to industry needs. 



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Categories: Cyber Risk and Resilience Management, Performance and Dependability, Cybersecurity Engineering

About the Speaker

Girish Seshagiri (Advanced Information Services Inc)

Girish Seshagiri is a globally recognized thought leader in software assurance, software quality management, software process improvement and modern methods of managing knowledge work. Girish is the architect of several disruptive technology innovations and strategic initiatives, including; High Velocity Development (a hybrid Agile development process), firm fixed-price performance-based software development contracting, and software quality guaranteed by a lifetime warranty against defects.

He is also an early adopter of the Dual Vocational Training Model for skills formation and is active in regional workforce development, is currently providing the founding organizational leadership to the definition and implementation of the Central Illinois Center of Excellence for Secure Software (CICESS).