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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.

Latest Publications

Cloud Security Best Practices Derived from Mission Thread Analysis

Cloud Security Best Practices Derived from Mission Thread Analysis

July 16, 2019 • Technical Report
Timothy MorrowVincent LaPianaDonald Faatz

Presents practices for secure, effective use of cloud computing and risk reduction in transitioning applications and data to the cloud. Considers needs of limited-resource businesses.

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Overview of Risks, Threat, and Vulnerabilities Faced in Moving to the Cloud

Overview of Risks, Threat, and Vulnerabilities Faced in Moving to the Cloud

July 11, 2019 • Technical Report
Timothy MorrowKelwyn PenderCarrie Lee (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs)

This report examines the changes to risks, threats, and vulnerabilities when applications are deployed to cloud services.

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Automatically Detecting Technical Debt Discussions

Automatically Detecting Technical Debt Discussions

June 24, 2019 • White Paper
Ipek OzkayaZachary KurtzRobert Nord

This study introduces (1) a dataset of expert labels of technical debt in developer comments and (2) a classifier trained on those labels.

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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

FloCon 2020 Registration Open

FloCon 2020 Registration Open

June 20, 2019 • Article

Registration for FloCon 2020 is open. The January 6-9 event in Savannah, Ga., will explore large-scale, next-generation data analytics for security operations.

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New SEI Book on Managing Technical Debt Published

New SEI Book on Managing Technical Debt Published

May 28, 2019 • Article

Managing Technical Debt: Reducing Friction in Software Development, the latest book in the SEI Series in Software Engineering, is now available.

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Cyber Intelligence Report Outlines Best Practices and Biggest Challenges

Cyber Intelligence Report Outlines Best Practices and Biggest Challenges

May 22, 2019 • Press Release

A report on cyber intelligence practices was released today by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University.

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SEI’s CERT Division to Host National Insider Threat Center (NITC) Symposium 2019

SEI’s CERT Division to Host National Insider Threat Center (NITC) Symposium 2019

April 30, 2019 • Article

The CERT National Insider Threat Center hosts the Insider Threat Symposium on May 10 in Arlington, Va.

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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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