Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Podcast Series

Conversations in software engineering
Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Podcast Series
  1. Cybersecurity Engineering & Software Assurance: Opportunities & Risks

    In this podcast, Dr. Carol Woody discusses opportunities and risks in cybersecurity engineering, software assurance, and the resulting CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate. The courses for this certificate program focus on software-reliant systems engineering and acquisition activities. The goal of the program is to infuse an awareness of cybersecurity (and an approach to identifying security requirements, engineering risk, and supply chain risk) early in the lifecycle. Listen on Apple Podcasts.

  2. Software Sustainment and Product Lines

    In the SEI’s examination of the software sustainment phase of the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition lifecycle, we have noted that the best descriptor for sustainment efforts for software is “continuous engineering.” Typically, during this phase, the hardware elements are repaired or have some structural modifications to carry new weapons or sensors. Software, on the other hand, continues to evolve in response to new security threats, new safety approaches, or new functionality provided within the system of systems. In this podcast, Mike Phillips and Harry Levinson will examine the intersection of three themes—product line practices, software sustainment, and public-private partnerships—that emerged during our work with one government program. Listen on Apple Podcasts.

  3. Best Practices in Cyber Intelligence

    The SEI Emerging Technology Center is conducting a study sponsored by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence to understand cyber intelligence best practices, common challenges, and future technologies that we will culminate in a published report. Through interviews with U.S.-based organizations from a variety of sectors, researchers are identifying tools, practices, and resources that help those organizations make informed decisions that protect their information and assets. In this podcast, Jared Ettinger describes preliminary findings from the interviews including best practices in cyber intelligence. Listen on Apple Podcasts.

  4. Deep Learning in Depth: The Good, the Bad, and the Future

    Although traditional machine learning methods are being successfully used to solve many problems in cybersecurity, their success often depends on choosing and extracting the right features from a data set, which can be hard with complex data. In this podcast, Ritwik Gupta and Carson Sestili explore deep learning, a popular and quickly growing subfield of machine learning that has had great success on problems about these data sets, and on many other problems where picking the right features for the job is hard or impossible. Listen on Apple Podcasts.

  5. The Evolving Role of the Chief Risk Officer

    In today's global business environment, risk management must be aligned to business strategy. As companies continue to shift their business models, strategies change and risk management becomes even more important. A company must find the right balance between risk resiliency and risk agility. The chief risk officer (CRO) role is an important catalyst to make that happen, so a company's long term strategic objectives may be realized. The CRO Certificate Program is developed and delivered by Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). In this podcast, Summer Fowler and Ari Lightman discuss the evolving role of the chief risk officer and a Chief Risk Officer Program. Listen on Apple Podcasts.

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