Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Profile

Julia H. Allen

Julia H. Allen

Principal Researcher

Key Responsibilities

Conducting research in operational resilience, security frameworks, and measurement and analysis

Professional Background

Allen has been with the SEI since 1992. She served as Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer for 3 years as well as acting Director for an interim period of 6 months. Allen has been with the SEI's CERT Division since 1997. She is the author of The CERT Guide to System and Network Security Practices (Addison-Wesley 2001) and moderator of the CERT Podcast Series: Security for Business Leaders. She is a co-author of Software Security Engineering: A Guide for Project Managers (Addison-Wesley 2008) and CERT Resilience Management Model (RMM): A Maturity Model for Managing Operational Resilience (Addison-Wesley 2011). Prior to joining the SEI, she led software development for embedded systems at SAIC and managed large defense systems software development for TRW (now Northrup Grumman).


  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • BS, Computer Science, University of Michigan

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE

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