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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

Security Engineering Risk Analysis (SERA) Threat Archetypes

Security Engineering Risk Analysis (SERA) Threat Archetypes

December 16, 2020 • White Paper
Christopher J. AlbertsCarol Woody, PhD

This report examines the concept of threat archetypes and how analysts can use them during scenario development.

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Loss Magnitude Estimation in Support of Business Impact Analysis

Loss Magnitude Estimation in Support of Business Impact Analysis

December 15, 2020 • Technical Report
Daniel J. KambicAndrew P. MooreDavid Tobar

The authors describe a project to develop an estimation method that yields greater confidence in and improved ranges for estimates of potential cyber loss magnitude.

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Emerging Technologies 2020:  Six Areas of Opportunity

Emerging Technologies 2020: Six Areas of Opportunity

December 14, 2020 • White Paper

This study seeks to understand what the software engineering community perceives to be key emerging technologies. The six technologies described hold great promise and, in some cases, have already attracted the interest of the Department of Defense.

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Our Work

At the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), we research complex software engineering, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence engineering problems; create and test innovative technologies; and transition maturing solutions into practice. The U.S. Department of Defense, as well as other public agencies and private businesses, can meet mission goals and gain strategic advantage by using tools, technologies, and practices developed or matured by the SEI.

News

FloCon 2021 Adds Secure Coding Tournament, Insider Threat Talk

FloCon 2021 Adds Secure Coding Tournament, Insider Threat Talk

January 07, 2021 • Article

The SEI's annual conference on data analysis for security begins January 12.

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FloCon 2021 Announces Program on Using Data to Defend

FloCon 2021 Announces Program on Using Data to Defend

December 01, 2020 • Article

The SEI's annual conference on data analysis for security will feature 20 speakers and two trainings.

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SEI Releases OCTAVE FORTE Model for Enterprise Risk Management

SEI Releases OCTAVE FORTE Model for Enterprise Risk Management

November 17, 2020 • Press Release

The OCTAVE FORTE (OCTAVE For the Enterprise) model for enterprise risk management helps executives and other decision makers understand and prioritize the complex risks affecting their organizations.

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AI Engineering Report Highlights Needs and Challenges to Focus Emerging Discipline

AI Engineering Report Highlights Needs and Challenges to Focus Emerging Discipline

October 29, 2020 • Article

The conclusions of a 2019 SEI workshop describe nine areas of need for the defense and national security AI systems of the future.

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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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