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Writing on the impact of the Heartbleed bug in BankInfo Security, Jeffrey Roman cited CERT Vulnerability Note VU#720951 for his article "Heartbleed Bug: What You Need to Know."


SEI's Will Dormann Discussess Heartbleed Bug with Information Security Media Group

Will Dormann, of the SEI CERT Division's Vulnerability Analysis Team, was recently interviewed about the Heartbleed bug by Eric Chabrow for Information Security Media Group's Data Breach Today publication.


CERT Guide to Insider Threats Named "Must Read"

The CERT Guide to Insider Threats (Addison-Wesley Professional, 2012) was recently named a must-read addition to an emerging "cybersecurity canon." Proposed by Palo Alto Networks CSO Rick Howard, the canon is designed to include books that "genuinely represent an aspect of the community that is true and precise and that, if not read, will leave a hole in the cybersecurity professional's education that will make the practitioner incomplete."


SEI to Co-Sponsor 26th Annual IEEE Software Technology Conference

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will co-sponsor the 2014 edition of the Software Technology Conference (STC 2014). The conference takes place March 29 – April 3 in Long Beach, California.


SEI Director Nielsen Selected for PBT Diamond Award

The Pittsburgh Business Times has announced that Dr. Paul D. Nielsen, director and CEO of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, is a recipient of the newspaper’s 2014 Diamond Awards, which honor the region’s top CEOs and presidents.


CERT Website Relaunches with New Look and Features

The SEI has launched a new version of the CERT website. The site has been redesigned to improve the user experience, to better represent the key capabilities and current research functions of the SEI’s CERT Division, and to enable one-click access to the site’s most in-demand resources.


Operational Resilience Offers Key to Manage, Protect, and Sustain Organizations Through Disruptive Events

Operational Resilience Offers Key to Manage, Protect, and Sustain Organizations Through Disruptive Events


SEI Cosponsors Agile for Government Summit

A team of SEI researchers, along with SEI Director Paul Nielsen, will join other leaders from industry and government at the “Agile for Government Summit” to be held November 20-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.


Mead Named SEI Fellow

Nancy R. Mead, a principal researcher in the SEI’s CERT Division, has been named an SEI Fellow. Mead becomes the SEI’s seventh fellow.


Nominations Sought for 2014 IEEE/SEI Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement Award

Nominations are now open for the 2014 IEEE/SEI Watts S. Humphrey Software Process (SPA) Award. Since 1994, the SEI and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society have cosponsored the SPA Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in improving an organizations&#’;ility to create and evolve high-quality software-dependent systems.


SEI's Nidiffer Honored by IEEE Computer Society

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Matt Gaston Invited to U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Matt Gaston, director of the SEI’s Emerging Technology Center, has been invited to participate in the 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The symposium, organized by the National Academy of Engineering, brings together 100 of the nation’s top engineers under the age of 45 to discuss cutting-edge developments.


CERT Insider Threat Center Offers Free Online Event To Help Organizations Manage Insider Threats

Cybersecurity experts from the CERT Insider Threat Center at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute will present a free virtual event on current research aimed at establishing best practices to mitigate insider threats. "Managing the Insider Threat: What Every Organization Should Know" will take place Thursday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.


TSP Symposium 2013 Keynotes to Focus on Quality Practices for Critical Software

The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has announced the slate of software engineering thought-leaders who will serve as keynote speakers for the Team Software Process (TSP) Symposium 2013. The line-up includes Bill Curtis, senior vice president and chief scientist with Cast Software; Enrique Ibarra, senior vice president of technology of the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV); and Robert Behler, chief operating officer of the SEI.


How the Feds Have Tried to Fight Leaks (So Far)

Popular Mechanics looks at efforts by the Federal Government to address the problem of leaks. Among the tools at the government's disposal, Popular Mechanics cites a document tagger developed by the Insider Threat Center in the SEI's CERT Program.


Limiting Risks Found in the Cloud

GovInfoSecurity interviews the SEI CERT Program's Alex Nicoll and Dawn Cappelli on the approaches cloud computing providers must take to prevent their employees from stealing or harming the customer data they host.


NSA Leak Ushers In New Era Of The Insider Threat

Recent events surrounding the disclosure of classified NSA programs have given business leaders fresh incentive to consider protecting themselves against insider threats. In this article, the publication Dark Reading cites the SEI CERT Program's Commonsense Guide to Insider Threat as a resource for informing prevention efforts.


CERT Program Drafts Operational Guide and Hosts Symposium to Spur Better Health Information Exchange System Resilience

CERT Program researchers have drafted a guide to enable health information exchanges (HIEs) to remain resilient during cybersecurity incidents and disruptions. Developed in response to a request from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator, the guide addresses the need for maintaining continuity and security in the midst of increasing cyber threats and other disruptions.


CERT Experts Discuss Constructing a Secure Cyber Future at SEI Virtual Event

CERT Experts Discuss Constructing a Secure Cyber Future at SEI Virtual Event. The event, held April 30, 2013, attracted more than 1,600 people from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industry. In his remarks, Pethia noted that attack technology is outpacing defense technology.


United States Secret Service Honors CERT Insider Threat Team Members

At an award ceremony held at the headquarters of the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT Program in Pittsburgh, Pa., Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge (ATSAIC) Ryan Moore, United States Secret Service (USSS), honored Randy Trzeciak and Todd Lewellen for their efforts and superior contributions to the law enforcement responsibilities of the Secret Service.


Search for Boston bombers likely relied on eyes, not software

The SEI's Todd Waits, a digital investigation and intelligence expert in the CERT Program, talks to Reuters about the potential use of facial-recognition technology in the investigation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attack.


New Edition of Secure Coding in C and C++ Addresses Code Changes and New Threats

To address advances and changes in the C and C++ coding languages, and to address new threats faced by programmers working in these languages, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) researcher Robert C. Seacord has authored Secure Coding in C and C++, Second Edition.


Cybersecurity Experts to Discuss How to Construct a Secure Cyber Future

On April 30, 2013, cybersecurity experts from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will present in a free, virtual event on current research and development aimed at securing an organization’s cyber future.


Calling All Software Engineers and Cybersecurity Pros: The SEI is Hiring

The SEI is currently hiring professionals who want to pursue their passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field. If you’ve got the skills and the passion, join us at our invitational hiring event on Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pa.


SEI to Co-Sponsor 25th Annual Software Technology Conference

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will co-sponsor the 2013 edition of the Software Technology Conference (STC 2013).


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Cyberspace Offers New Frontier to Exploit Weaknesses, Initiate Attacks

The SEI's Marty Lindner lends perspective on the possibility of large-scale cyber attacks directed at the nation's infrastructure.


Forbes, Intel Highlight Recent SEI Books

Two SEI books published in 2012 have recently earned favorable notice, one from Forbes Magazine and the other from Intel Corporation.


Kevin Fall to Join SEI as Chief Technology Officer

Kevin R. Fall, a computer scientist and engineer with broad experience in government and industry, will join the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) January 30 as deputy director for research and chief technology officer.


CMMI Services To Be Provided Through New CMMI Institute

Carnegie Mellon University has formed a new institute to provide services related to the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). The new organization, the CMMI Institute, now manages all CMMI training, certification, licensing, and appraisal services as well as future model development that were previously managed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

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