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CERT Releases New CERT PGP Key (2013)

CERT Releases New CERT PGP Key (2013)

December, 16 2013 • Announcement

CERT has updated its PGP key. We strongly urge you to encrypt sensitive information.

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New Podcast Released: Using the Cyber Resilience Review to Help Critical Infrastructures Better Manage Operational Resilience

New Podcast Released: Using the Cyber Resilience Review to Help Critical Infrastructures Better Manage Operational Resilience

November, 26 2013 • Announcement

In this podcast, Kevin Dillon and Matthew Butkovic discuss how the DHS Cyber Resilience Review helps critical infrastructure owners and operators improve their operational resilience and security.

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SEI Cosponsors Agile for Government Summit

SEI Cosponsors Agile for Government Summit

November, 11 2013 • Article

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.

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Mead Named SEI Fellow

Mead Named SEI Fellow

October, 22 2013 • Media Coverage

Nancy R. Mead, a principal researcher in the CERT Division, has been named an SEI Fellow.

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

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

October, 01 2013 • Article

Nominations are now open for the 2014 IEEE/SEI Watts S. Humphrey Software Process (SPA) Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in improving an organization's utility to create and evolve high-quality software-dependent systems.

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Top 10 Coding Guidelines for Java

Top 10 Coding Guidelines for Java

September, 25 2013 • Media Coverage

Members of the Secure Coding Team collaborated on a new book that helps highlight and remedy poor practices not addressed in the secure coding standard for Java.

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Connect with the Software Assurance Education Community

Connect with the Software Assurance Education Community

September, 19 2013 • Announcement

The Software Assurance (SwA) Education Project team established the Software Assurance Education group on LinkedIn where you can participate with other educators.

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Keeping secrets from insiders likely to turn on you

Keeping secrets from insiders likely to turn on you

September, 11 2013 • Media Coverage

Randy Trzeciak of the SEI's CERT Division lends perspective to the challenge of insider threat.

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SEI's Nidiffer Honored by IEEE Computer Society

SEI's Nidiffer Honored by IEEE Computer Society

August, 27 2013 • Article

Kenneth Nidiffer, director of Strategic Planning for Government Programs at the SEI, has been recognized with an Outstanding Contribution Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.

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Educators Gather at SEI for 10th Annual ACE Workshop

Educators Gather at SEI for 10th Annual ACE Workshop

August, 13 2013 • Article

Software engineering educators from 14 leading institutions in the United States and abroad gathered from August 5-7, 2013, at the SEI's Pittsburgh facility for the 10th annual Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) Workshop for Educators.

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

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

August, 02 2013 • Article

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 brings together 100 of the nation's top engineers under the age of 45.

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

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

July, 31 2013 • Press Release

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.

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Townsend Talks Top 5 Cyber Intelligence Challenges at 2013 Spooks and Suits

Townsend Talks Top 5 Cyber Intelligence Challenges at 2013 Spooks and Suits

July, 26 2013 • Article

Experts from SEI's Emerging Technology Center recently outlined challenges and strategies to intelligence community and private sector at 2013 Spooks and Suits conference.

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

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

July, 18 2013 • Media Coverage

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.

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SEI Team Probes the Public Safety Value of Social Media at Massive Outdoor Music Festival

SEI Team Probes the Public Safety Value of Social Media at Massive Outdoor Music Festival

July, 18 2013 • Article

edge analytics,edge programming,public safety,social media,sentiment analysis

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Implement an MSwA Program or Track

Implement an MSwA Program or Track

July, 17 2013 • Announcement

Resources are available for faculty interested in creating a standalone Master of Software Assurance (MSwA) degree program or MSwA track.

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SATURN 2013 Conference Draws Record Attendance

SATURN 2013 Conference Draws Record Attendance

June, 14 2013 • Article

209 attendees representing 20 countries and 117 organizations convened in Minneapolis to explore numerous topics pertinent to practicing software architects at the SATURN 2013 Conference.

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NSA Leak Ushers in New Era of the Insider Threat

NSA Leak Ushers in New Era of the Insider Threat

June, 12 2013 • Media Coverage

Dark Reading reports how recent events have given business leaders fresh incentive to consider protecting themselves against insider threats.

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Limiting Risks Found in the Cloud

Limiting Risks Found in the Cloud

June, 10 2013 • Media Coverage

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.

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

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

June, 10 2013 • Media Coverage

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.

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

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

May, 15 2013 • Announcement

CERT Experts Discuss Constructing a Secure Cyber Future at SEI Virtual Event in April 2013. In his remarks, Pethia noted that attack technology is outpacing defense technology.

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

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

May, 15 2013 • Announcement

CERT Division researchers drafted a guide to enable health information exchanges (HIEs) to remain resilient during cybersecurity incidents and disruptions.

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United States Secret Service Honors CERT Insider Threat Team Members

United States Secret Service Honors CERT Insider Threat Team Members

April, 24 2013 • Announcement

The United States Secret Service honored Randy Trzeciak and Todd Lewellen of the CERT Insider Threat Team for their contributions to law enforcement.

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Search for Boston bombers likely relied on eyes, not software

Search for Boston bombers likely relied on eyes, not software

April, 19 2013 • Media Coverage

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.

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

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

April, 11 2013 • Article

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

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SEI Researchers Test Tactical-Edge Tools and Assess Real-World Stakeholder Challenges at JIFX

SEI Researchers Test Tactical-Edge Tools and Assess Real-World Stakeholder Challenges at JIFX

April, 04 2013 • Article

Earlier this year, a team from the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Research, Technology, and Systems Solutions (RTSS) Program traveled to Camp Roberts to participate in the February 2013 JIFX event.

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Cybersecurity Experts to Discuss How to Construct a Secure Cyber Future

Cybersecurity Experts to Discuss How to Construct a Secure Cyber Future

April, 04 2013 • Press Release

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.

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

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

March, 22 2013 • Article

The SEI is currently hiring professionals who want to pursue their passion alongside world-recognized leaders in the field.

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Software Assurance (SwA) Competency Model Published

Software Assurance (SwA) Competency Model Published

March, 01 2013 • Announcement

The Software Assurance (SwA) Competency Model is a foundation for assessing and advancing the capability of software assurance professionals.

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Software Assurance for Executives Course Materials Now Available

Software Assurance for Executives Course Materials Now Available

March, 01 2013 • Announcement

Software Assurance for Executives course materials provide guidance on all stages of the software assurance lifecycle and emerging topics such as cloud computing.

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SEI to Co-Sponsor 25th Annual Software Technology Conference

SEI to Co-Sponsor 25th Annual Software Technology Conference

February, 27 2013 • Article

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

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SEI Makes SMART Resources Freely Available

SEI Makes SMART Resources Freely Available

February, 13 2013 • Article

The SEI has made all of its SOA Migration, Adoption and Reuse Technique (SMART) resources freely available. The SEI often works to transition mature technologies and processes to the broad software engineering community.

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

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

February, 12 2013 • Media Coverage

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

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SATURN Conference Announces Speakers, Opens Registration

SATURN Conference Announces Speakers, Opens Registration

February, 05 2013 • Press Release

Registration for the ninth annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN ) 2013 is now open. SATURN 2013 will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from April 29-May 3 and will feature three keynote presentations by leaders in the field of soft

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SEI Virtual Event Showcases Value of System Quality Attributes

SEI Virtual Event Showcases Value of System Quality Attributes

January, 30 2013 • Article

On January 16, 2013, senior researchers from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) hosted “Architecting in a Complex World.” The SEI researchers explored ways to overcome challenging aspects of complexity.

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Forbes, Intel Highlight Recent SEI Books

Forbes, Intel Highlight Recent SEI Books

January, 24 2013 • Article

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

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Kevin Fall to Join SEI as Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Fall to Join SEI as Chief Technology Officer

January, 22 2013 • Press Release

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.

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CMMI Services To Be Provided Through New CMMI Institute

CMMI Services To Be Provided Through New CMMI Institute

January, 10 2013 • Article

Carnegie Mellon University has formed a new institute to provide services related to the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). The new CMMI Institute manages all CMMI training, certification, licensing, appraisal services, and model development.

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