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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

FedCLASS: A Case Study of Agile and Lean Practices in the Federal Government

FedCLASS: A Case Study of Agile and Lean Practices in the Federal Government

October 05, 2018 • Special Report
Nanette BrownJeff DavenportLinda Parker Gates

This study reports the successes and challenges of using Agile and Lean methods and cloud-based technologies in a government software development environment.

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Detecting Leaks of Sensitive Data Due to Stale Reads

Detecting Leaks of Sensitive Data Due to Stale Reads

October 05, 2018 • Conference Paper
William SnavelyWilliam KlieberRyan Steele

This paper introduces a heuristic-driven dynamic analysis that aims to detect reads that may be accessing stale sensitive data.

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Threat Modeling for Cyber-Physical System-of-Systems: Methods Evaluation

Threat Modeling for Cyber-Physical System-of-Systems: Methods Evaluation

September 25, 2018 • White Paper
Nataliya ShevchenkoBrent FryeCarol Woody, PhD

This paper compares threat modeling methods for cyber-physical systems and recommends which methods (and combinations of methods) to use.

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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 Makes Smart Grid Maturity Model Freely Available

SEI Makes Smart Grid Maturity Model Freely Available

October 11, 2018 • Article

Move to Creative Commons Attribution licensing agreement effectively transitions SGMM to an open-source model.

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NSA Recognizes SEI and CMU Researchers

NSA Recognizes SEI and CMU Researchers

October 09, 2018 • Article

Honors papers submitted to the agency’s annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition.

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New CERT Tool Speeds Artifact Extraction and Analysis

New CERT Tool Speeds Artifact Extraction and Analysis

October 03, 2018 • Article

Cyobstract is designed to help analysts quickly and efficiently extract artifacts from any textual source or collection of sources.

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SATURN 2019 Conference Now Accepting Submissions

SATURN 2019 Conference Now Accepting Submissions

September 28, 2018 • Article

The 15th annual SEI Architecture Users Network (SATURN) Conference 2019 call for submissions is now open. SATURN 2019 will be held at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh from May 6 to 9, 2019.

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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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