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A Software Assurance Curriculum for Future Engineers

  • September 2015
  • By Nancy R. Mead4267
  • In this podcast, Nancy Mead discusses how, with support from the Department of Homeland Security, SEI researchers developed software assurance curricula and programs for graduate, undergraduate, and community colleges.
  • Software Assurance
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • We had a number of universities that made changes to their curricula to try to offer courses, tracks, and even degree programs in software assurance. Among them are Stevens  Institute of Technology. Of course, Carnegie Mellon, the U.S. Air Force Academy, University of Detroit-Mercy, University of Houston, Illinois Central College, and also ISC Squared, a training and certification organization.
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  • Abstract

    Modern society is deeply and irreversibly dependent on software systems of remarkable scope and complexity in areas that are essential for preserving our way of life. Software assurance is critical to ensuring our confidence in these systems and that they are free from vulnerabilities, function in the intended manner, and provide security capabilities appropriate to the threat environment. In this podcast, Dr. Nancy Mead discusses how, with support from the Department of Homeland Security, SEI researchers developed software assurance curricula and programs for graduate, undergraduate, and community colleges. 

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About the Speaker

  • Nancy R. Mead

    Dr. Nancy Mead is an SEI Fellow and principal researcher at the Software Engineering Institute and an adjunct professor of software engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently involved in the study of security requirements engineering and the development of software assurance curriculum. She also served as director of education for the SEI. Her research interests are in the areas of software security, software requirements engineering, and software architectures.

    Prior to joining the SEI, Mead was a senior technical staff member at IBM Federal Systems where she spent most of her career in the development and management of large, real-time systems. Mead is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society, and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. She received the 2015 Distinguished Education Award from the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering.