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Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Profile

Andy Moore

Andy Moore

Lead Researcher Insider Threat Center

Key Responsibilities

I explore ways to improve the security and resilience of enterprise systems through insider threat analysis, threat/defense modeling and simulation, and system/software assurance engineering.

Professional Background

Mr Moore currently serves as Lead Researcher of the Insider Threat Center at the CERT Program of SEI. Before joining the SEI in 2000, he worked for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) investigating high-assurance system development methods for the Navy. He has over twenty-five years' experience developing and applying mission-critical system analysis methods and tools, leading to the transfer of critical technology to industry, homeland security, and the military. While at the NRL, Mr. Moore served as member of the U.S. Defense Science and Technology review (Information Technology TARA) panel on Information Assurance; the International Technical Cooperation Program, Joint Systems and Analysis Group on Safety-Critical Systems, (TTCP JSA-AG-4); and the Assurance Working Group of DARPA's Information Assurance Program. He has served as principal investigator on numerous projects sponsored by NSA and DARPA. He has also served on numerous system dynamics modeling, computer assurance, and security conference program committees and working groups. Mr. Moore has co-authored a book,  two book chapters, and a wide variety of technical journal and conference papers. His research interests include computer and network attack modeling and analysis, IT management control analysis, survivable systems engineering, formal assurance techniques, and security risk management.

Publications (recent or significant)

Novak, W.E., A.P. Moore, C. Alberts, 2012. " The Evolution of a Science Project: A Preliminary System Dynamics Model of a Recurring Software-Reliant Acquisition Behavior," SEI Technical Report CMU/SEI-2012-TR-001, July 2012.

D.M. Cappelli, Moore, A.P., R.F. Trzeciak, The CERT Guide to Insider Threats: How to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Information Technology Crimes (Theft, Sabotage, Fraud), Addison-Wesley, 2012.

Moore, A.P., Hanley, M., and Mundie, D. 2012. “A Pattern for Increased Monitoring for Intellectual Property Theft by Departing Insiders,” in Proc. 18th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP). PLoP'11, October 21-23 2011, ACM Press ACM 978-1-4503-1283-7, 2012.

Mundie, D. and A.P. Moore. 2012. “A Pattern for Trust Trap Mitigation,” in Proc. 18th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP). PLoP'11, October 21-23 2011, ACM Press ACM 978-1-4503-1283-7, 2012.

Moore, A. P., Cappelli, D. M., Caron, T.C., Shaw, E., Spooner, D. & Trzeciak, R. F. (2011). “A Preliminary Model of Insider Theft of Intellectual Property,” Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing and Dependable Applications, Special Issue Addressing Insider Threats and Information Leakage, 2011.

Merrell, S., Moore, A. P., Stevens, J., “Goal-Based Assessment for the Cybersecurtiy of Critical Infrastructure,” in Proc. of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, 8-10 November 2010. 

Brownsword, L., Woody, C., Alberts, C.J. , Moore, A.P., A Framework for Modeling the Software Assurance Ecosystem: Insights from the Software Assurance Landscape Project, Software Engineering Institute Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-028, Carnegie Mellon University, August 2010.

Weiland, R.M., Moore, A.P., Cappelli, D.M., Trzeciak, R.F. Spooner, D., “Spotlight On: Insider Threat from Trusted Business Partners”, Joint CyLab (CMU) and CERT (SEI), February 2010.

Moore, A.P., D.M. Cappelli, T. Caron, E. Shaw, R.F. Trzeciak, “Insider Theft of Intellectual Property for Business Advantage: A Preliminary Model,” in Proc. Of the 1st International Workshop on Managing Insider Security Threats (MIST2009), Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, June 16, 2009.

Brownsword, L., C. Woody,  C.J. Alberts, A.P. Moore, The Landscape of Software Assurance—Participating Organizations and Technologies, AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Seattle, Washington, 6 - 9 April 2009.

Moore, A.P., D.M. Cappelli, R.F. Trzeciak, “The ‘Big Picture’ of Insider IT Sabotage Across U.S. Critical Infrastructures,” in Insider Attack and Cyber Security: Beyond the Hacker, eds. Stolfo, S.J., et. al., Springer Science + Business Media, LLC, 2008. Also published in SEI Technical Report - CMU/SEI-2008-TR-009. htp://
Hanley, M., Moore, A.P., D.M. Cappelli, R.F. Trzeciak, “Spotlight On: Malicious Insiders with Ties to the Internet Underground Community”, Joint CyLab (CMU) and CERT (SEI), March 2009.

Siviy, J., A.P. Moore, C.J. Alberts, A., C. Woody,  J. Allen, “Value Mapping and Modeling SoS Assurance Technologies and Assurance Supply Chain,” Proc. of the 3rd Annual International IEEE Systems Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 March 2009, pg 236-240. (won Best Paper Award)

Cappelli, D.M., T. Caron, R.F. Trzeciak, Moore, A.P., “Spotlight On: Programming Techniques Used as an Insider Attack Tool”, Joint CyLab (CMU) and CERT (SEI), December 2008.

Cappelli, D.M., Moore, A.P., Trzeciak, R.F. and Shimeall, T.J., “Common Sense Guide to Prevention and Detection of Insider Threats,” Joint CyLab (CMU) and CERT (SEI), 3rd Edition, September 2008 (updated from July 2006 and April 2005).

Kowalski, E.F., M.M. Keeney, D.M. Cappelli, A.P. Moore, “Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity in the Information Technology and Telecommunications Sector”  Joint SEI and U.S. Secret Service Report, January 2008.

Kowalski, E.F., T. Conway, S. Keverline, M. Williams, D. McCauley, D.M. Cappelli, B.W. Willke, A.P. Moore, “Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity in the Government Sector,”  Joint SEI and U.S. Secret Service Report, January 2008.

Greitzer, F.L., Moore, A.P., Cappelli, D.M., Andrews, D.H., Carroll, L.A., and Hull, T.D., “Combating the Insider Cyber Threat,” IEEE Security and Privacy, Vol. 6, No. 1, January/February 2008.

Cappelli, D.M., Desai, A.G., Moore, A.P., Trzeciak, R.F. “Management and Education of the Risk of Insider Threat (MERIT): Mitigating the Risk of Sabotage to Employers’ Information, Systems, or Networks,” Software Engineering Institute Technical Note CMU/SEI-2006-TN-041, March 2007.

Moore, A.P., Cappelli, D.M., Joseph, H., Trzeciak, R.F. “An Experience Using System Dynamics to Facilitate an Insider Threat Workshop”. In Proceedings 24th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 2007.

Band, S.R.; Cappelli, D. M.; Fischer, L.F.; Moore, A. P.; Shaw, E.D.; & Trzeciak, R.F 2006. “Comparing Insider IT Sabotage and Espionage: A Model-Based Analysis” Software Engineering Institute Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-026, Carnegie Mellon University, December 2006.

Moore, A.P. and Antao, R.S. “Improving Management of Information Technology: System Dynamics Analysis of IT Controls in Context,” in Proc. 24th International System Dynamics Conference, July 2006.

Moore, A.P., Antao, R.S. “Modeling and Analysis of Information Technology Change and Access Controls in the Business Context,” SEI Technical Note CMU/SEI-2006-TN-040, March 2007,

Cappelli, D.M., Desai, A.G., Moore, A.P., Shimeall, T.J., Weaver, E.A., and Willke, B.J.  “Management and Education of the Risk of Insider Threat (MERIT): System Dynamics Modeling of Computer System Sabotage,” in Proceedings 24th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 2006.

E. Rich, I.J. Martinez-Moyano, S. Conrad, D.M. Cappelli, A.P. Moore, T.J. Shimeall, D.F. Andersen, J.J. Gonzalez, R.J. Ellison, H.F. Lipson, D.A. Mundie, J.M. Sarriegui, A. Sawicka, T.R. Stewart, J.M. Torres, E.A. Weaver, J. Wiik, “Simulating Insider Cyber-Threat Risks: A Model-Based Case and a Case-Based Model,” in Proceedings of the 23rd  International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 2005.

Keeney, M.M., Kowalski, E.F., Cappelli, D.M., Moore, A.P., Shimeall, T.J., and Rogers, S.N. “Insider Threat Study: Computer System Sabotage in Critical Infrastructure Sectors,” Joint SEI and U.S. Secret Service Report, May 2005.

Moore, A.P., and Cappelli, D.M. 2005. Analyzing Organizational Cyber Threat Dynamics. in Proceedings of the Workshop on System Dynamics of Physical and Social Systems for National Security, 21-22 April 2005.

Randazzo, M.R., Keeney, M.M., Kowalski, E.F., Cappelli, D.M., Moore, A.P. (2004, August) “Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity in the Banking and Finance Sector,”Joint SEI and U.S. Secret Service Report.

Anderson, D.F., Cappelli, D.M., Gonzalez, J.J., Mojtahedzadeh, M., Moore, A.P., Rich, E., Sarriegui, J.M., Shimeall, T.J., Stanton, J.M., Weaver, E., Zagonel, A. (2004, July) “Preliminary System Dynamics Maps of the Insider Cyber-Threat Problem,” in Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society.

Ellison, R., Moore, A.P., Bass, L., Klein, M., Bachmann, F. (2004 September) “Security and Survivability Architectural Reasoning Frameworks and Design Tactics,” SEI Technical Report CMU/SEI-2004-TN-022.

Ellison, R.J., Moore, A.P. (2003, April) “Trustworthy Refinement through Intrusion-Aware Design: An Overview,” in Proc. Of the Third Annual High Confidence Software and Systems Conference, Baltimore, MD. - also published as SEI Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-002 (available at

Moore, A.P., Ellison R.J. (2003, November). “TRIAD: A Framework for Survivability Architecting,” in Proceedings of the Workshop on Survivable and Self-Regenerative Systems, 10th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Washington D.C.
R.J. Ellison, Linger, R.C., Lipson, H.F., Mead, N.R., Moore, A.P. (2002, July) “Foundations for Survivable Systems Engineering,” CrossTalk, Volume 15, Number 7, pg. 10-15. (available at

Moore, A.P., Ellison, R.J., Linger, R.C. (2001, June) “Attack Modeling for Survivable Systems Analysis,” Information/Systems Survivability Workshop, Dependable Systems and Networks Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Moore, A.P. (2001, March). “Security Requirements Engineering through Intrusion-Aware Design,” Symposium on Requirements Engineering for Information Security, CERIAS, Purdue University. (available at

Moore, A.P., Mihelcic D.M., Klinker J.E. (1999, September) “How to Construct Formal Arguments that Persuade Certifiers," chapter in Industrial Strength Formal Methods in Practice, eds. M. Hinchey and J. Bowen, Springer Verlag London Limited, pg. 285-314.

Kang, M.H., Moore, A.P., Moskowitz, I.S. (1998, April) "Design and Assurance Strategy for the NRL Pump,” IEEE Computer, Volume 31, Number 4, pg. 56-64, April 1998.

Froscher, J., Goldschlag D.M., Kang, M.H., Landwehr C.E., Moore, A.P., Moskowitz, I.S., Payne, C.N. (1995, December) "Improving Inter-Enclave Information Flow for a Secure Strike Planning Application,” in Proc. Computer Security Applications Conf., New Orleans, LA, pg. 89-98. (won Outstanding Paper Award)

Moore, A.P. (1990, September) "The Specification and Verified Decomposition of System Requirements Using CSP,” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 9, pg. 932-948.

McHugh, J., Moore, A.P. (1986, April) "A Security Policy and Formal Top Level Specification for a Multi-Level Secure Local Area Network,” Proc. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, pg. 34-39.


Insider Threat Center, Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Management, CERT Program, Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (2004 - Present)


  • MA, Computer Science, Duke University
  • BA, Mathematics, College of Wooster


  • Graduate Certificate in System Dynamics, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Professional Memberships

  • System Dynamics Society
  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society
  • ACM Computing Society

Previous Appointments

Senior Member of the Technical Staff: Survivable Systems Engineering, CERT Coordination Center, Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (2000 – 2004)

Computer Scientist: Computer Security Section, Center for High Assurance Computer Systems, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. (1987–2000)

Computer Scientist: Software Architectures and Engineering, Arlington, VA (1986–1987)

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