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The SEI: The Leader in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity

Operated by Carnegie Mellon University, the Software Engineering Institute has been a leader in the fields of software engineering and cybersecurity since 1984. We research and solve complex, long-term problems for the Department of Defense, government agencies, and private industry, and we are always working to transition solutions to the software and systems engineering communities throughout the world.

Latest Publications

A Targeted Improvement Plan for Service Continuity

A Targeted Improvement Plan for Service Continuity

April 08, 2019 • Technical Note
Andrew F. HooverGavin JureckoJeffrey L. Pinckard

Describes how an organization can leverage the results of a Cyber Resilience Review to create a Targeted Improvement Plan for its service continuity management.

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Exploring the Use of Metrics for Software Assurance

Exploring the Use of Metrics for Software Assurance

March 07, 2019 • Technical Note
Carol Woody, PhDRobert J. EllisonCharlie Ryan

This report proposes measurements for each Software Assurance Framework (SAF) practice that a program can select to monitor and manage the progress it’s making toward software assurance.

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Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats, Sixth Edition

Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats, Sixth Edition

February 27, 2019 • Technical Report
Michael C. TheisRandall F. TrzeciakDaniel L. Costa

The guide presents recommendations for mitigating insider threat based on the CERT Division's continued research and analysis of more than 1,500 insider threat cases.

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Research and Capabilities

Learn how we support the defense and information security of the United States by advancing the state of the art and practice in software engineering and cybersecurity. Through our research in seven capability areas, our experts push the boundaries of knowledge from R&D through implementation and operation. We create, test, and apply tools, technologies, and practices to acquire, develop, operate, and sustain software systems that are innovative, trustworthy, and cost effective.

News

SEI Announces Winner of 2019 Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award

SEI Announces Winner of 2019 Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award

April 17, 2019 • Article

The Software Curriculum@Siemens Healthineers team has been selected for the Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award.

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CERT National Insider Threat Center Releases Sixth Edition of Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats

CERT National Insider Threat Center Releases Sixth Edition of Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats

April 10, 2019 • Article

The CERT National Insider Threat Center, part of the SEI’s CERT Division, has released the sixth edition of its Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats. This edition reports the center’s new research.

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New Technical Note Helps Prioritize Cyber Resilience Review Results into Improvement Plan

New Technical Note Helps Prioritize Cyber Resilience Review Results into Improvement Plan

April 09, 2019 • Article

This publication provides a template for addressing service continuity management (SCM) and explains how to use Cyber Resilience Review results to prioritize SCM-specific and supporting practices.

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SEI Announces 2018 Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement Award Winner

SEI Announces 2018 Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement Award Winner

February 27, 2019 • Article

CCDC Armaments Center, Fire Control Systems & Technology Directorate (FCSTD) honored

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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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