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The SEI: The Leader in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity

At the SEI, we research complex software engineering, cybersecurity, and AI engineering problems; create and test innovative technologies; and transition maturing solutions into practice. We have been working with the Department of Defense, government agencies, and private industry since 1984 to help meet mission goals and gain strategic advantage.

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Latest Publications

NICE Framework Cybersecurity Evaluator

NICE Framework Cybersecurity Evaluator

August 20, 2020 • White Paper
Christopher Herr

This cybersecurity evaluator is designed to assess members of the cyber workforce within the scope of the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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Current Ransomware Threats

Current Ransomware Threats

August 19, 2020 • White Paper
Marisa MidlerKyle O'Meara

This report by Marisa Midler, Kyle O'Meara, and Alexandra Parisi discusses ransomware, including an explanation of its design, distribution, execution, and business model.

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An Updated Framework of Defenses Against Ransomware

An Updated Framework of Defenses Against Ransomware

August 18, 2020 • White Paper
Timur D. SnokeTimothy J. Shimeall

This report, loosely structured around the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, seeks to frame an approach for defending against Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) as well as direct ransomware attacks.

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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

Educators at 17th Annual Workshop School Up on Cutting-Edge Software Engineering and Pandemic Teaching

Educators at 17th Annual Workshop School Up on Cutting-Edge Software Engineering and Pandemic Teaching

September 16, 2020 • Article

Participants of the Software Engineering Workshop for Educators met virtually to share knowledge on software engineering for machine learning, quantum computing, and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CERT Symposium to Explore Insider Risk Management

CERT Symposium to Explore Insider Risk Management

September 01, 2020 • Article

SEI experts will host the virtual event in September in support of National Insider Threat Awareness Month.

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SEI Releases Source Code for Internet-of-Things Security Platform Kalki

SEI Releases Source Code for Internet-of-Things Security Platform Kalki

August 19, 2020 • Article

The innovative, software-defined IoT security platform is now available to the community for testing.

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Can We Trust Our Cyber-Physical Systems?

Can We Trust Our Cyber-Physical Systems?

August 12, 2020 • Article

An SEI-led team is developing the rapid certifiable trust approach: a lightweight, scalable method to rapidly validate safe behavior of cyber-physical systems.

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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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