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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

Zero Trust Industry Days 2024 Scenario: Secluded Semiconductors, Inc.

Zero Trust Industry Days 2024 Scenario: Secluded Semiconductors, Inc.

February 27, 2024 • White Paper
Rhonda Brown

This scenario guides discussions of solutions submitted to address the challenges of implementing zero...

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Considerations for Evaluating Large Language Models for Cybersecurity Tasks

Considerations for Evaluating Large Language Models for Cybersecurity Tasks

February 20, 2024 • White Paper
Jeff Gennari, Shing-hon Lau, Samuel J. Perl, Joel Parish (OpenAI), Girish Sastry (OpenAI)

In this paper, researchers from the SEI and OpenAI explore the opportunities and risks associated with using large language models (LLMs) for cybersecurity...

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Navigating Capability-Based Planning: The Benefits, Challenges, and Implementation Essentials

Navigating Capability-Based Planning: The Benefits, Challenges, and Implementation Essentials

February 07, 2024 • White Paper
Anandi Hira, William Nichols

Based on industry and government sources, this paper summarizes the benefits and challenges of implementing Capability-Based Planning...

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Our Work

At the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), we research complex software engineering, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence engineering problems; create and test innovative technologies; and transition maturing solutions into practice. The U.S. Department of Defense, as well as other public agencies and private businesses, can meet mission goals and gain strategic advantage by using tools, technologies, and practices developed or matured by the SEI.

News

SEI and OpenAI Recommend Ways to Evaluate Large Language Models for Cybersecurity Applications

SEI and OpenAI Recommend Ways to Evaluate Large Language Models for Cybersecurity Applications

February 21, 2024 • Article

A new white paper says evaluation of LLM capability and risk should include real-world cyber scenarios, not just factual knowledge tests.

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Acquisition Security Framework for Managing Engineering and Supply Chain Cyber Risk Released

Acquisition Security Framework for Managing Engineering and Supply Chain Cyber Risk Released

February 15, 2024 • Article

The latest version of the framework completes the set of practices for acquiring and operating secure and resilient systems across the systems lifecycle.

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SEI Director and CEO Paul Nielsen Receives AIAA Award

SEI Director and CEO Paul Nielsen Receives AIAA Award

February 12, 2024 • Article

The award honors Nielsen’s decades of “outstanding and distinguished leadership and service.”

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The Top 10 Skills CISOs Need in 2024

The Top 10 Skills CISOs Need in 2024

January 24, 2024 • Press Release

“Think Beyond Enterprise IT” Advises First U.S. Federal Government CISO

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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.

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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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