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.
October 18, 2018 • Technical Report
In an effort to determine how to make secure software development more cost effective, the SEI conducted a research study to empirically measure the effects that security tools—primarily automated static analysis tools—had on costs and benefits.Download
October 05, 2018 • Special Report
This study reports the successes and challenges of using Agile and Lean methods and cloud-based technologies in a government software development environment.Download
October 05, 2018 • Conference Paper
This paper introduces a heuristic-driven dynamic analysis that aims to detect reads that may be accessing stale sensitive data.Download
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.
November 05, 2018 • Article
Shull will work directly with the IEEE Computer Society president and other leaders who manage the society’s technical offerings.Read More
November 01, 2018 • Press Release
The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University today announced the appointment of nationally known cybersecurity researcher Dr. Tom Longstaff as chief technology officer (CTO).Read More
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.