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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

Using Science in Cybersecurity

Using Science in Cybersecurity

May 01, 2021 • Book
Leigh B. MetcalfJonathan Spring

This book will give readers practical tools for cybersecurity.

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Prioritizing Vulnerability Response: A Stakeholder-Specific Vulnerability Categorization (Version 2.0)

Prioritizing Vulnerability Response: A Stakeholder-Specific Vulnerability Categorization (Version 2.0)

April 30, 2021 • White Paper
Jonathan SpringAllen D. HouseholderEric Hatleback

This paper presents version 2.0 of a testable Stakeholder-Specific Vulnerability Categorization (SSVC) that takes the form of decision trees and that avoids some problems with the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

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Evaluation of QAOA based on the approximation ratio of individual samples

Evaluation of QAOA based on the approximation ratio of individual samples

April 27, 2021 • Conference Paper
Jason Larkin

We simulate the performance of Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA) for the Max-Cut problem and compare it with some of the best classical alternatives, for exact, approximate and heuristic solutions.

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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

DevSecOps Days Pittsburgh 2021 Opens Registration

DevSecOps Days Pittsburgh 2021 Opens Registration

May 06, 2021 • Article

The free meeting of DevSecOps practitioners will be held virtually on June 16.

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President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition Brings Out the Best

President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition Brings Out the Best

April 22, 2021 • Article

The SEI helped the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency develop the recently concluded contest for the federal cyber workforce.

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Former Federal CISO Touhill Named New Director of CMU SEI CERT Division

Former Federal CISO Touhill Named New Director of CMU SEI CERT Division

April 19, 2021 • Press Release

Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute today announced the appointment of Gregory J. Touhill as director of the SEI’s CERT Division.

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April 21 Webcast to Launch National AI Engineering Initiative and Invite Partnership

April 21 Webcast to Launch National AI Engineering Initiative and Invite Partnership

April 14, 2021 • Article

SEI Emerging Technology Center experts will discuss establishing and growing an artificial intelligence engineering discipline and why diverse partnership is needed.

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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.

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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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