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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

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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Infrastructure as Code: Final Report

Infrastructure as Code: Final Report

January 28, 2019 • White Paper
John KleinDoug Reynolds

This project explored the feasibility of infrastructure as code, developed prototype tools, populated a model of the deployment architecture, and automatically generated IaC scripts from the model.

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Incident Management Capability Assessment

Incident Management Capability Assessment

December 19, 2018 • Technical Report
Audrey J. DorofeeRobin RuefleMark Zajicek

Managing incidents that threaten an organization's computer security is complex. The capabilities presented here provide a benchmark of incident management practices.

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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

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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SEI-ACE Implementation Supports Secure IoT in Edge Environments

SEI-ACE Implementation Supports Secure IoT in Edge Environments

January 14, 2019 • Article

SEI-ACE Implementation Supports Secure IoT in Edge Environments

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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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