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Cybersecurity Engineering & Software Assurance: Opportunities & Risks

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    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.

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About the Speaker

  • Carol Woody, PhD

    Dr. Carol Woody has been a senior member of the technical staff since 2001. Currently she is the technical manager for the Cyber Security Engineering (CSE) team, whose research focuses on meeting the challenges of cyber security in acquisition, system and software engineering.  CSE is building capabilities in defining, acquiring, developing, measuring, managing, and sustaining secure software for highly complex networked systems as well as systems of systems.

    Woody is an experienced technical researcher whose work has focused on government agencies, higher education, and medical organizations. She has helped them identify effective security risk management solutions, develop approaches to improve their ability to identify security and survivability requirements, and field software and systems with greater assurance.

    As a consultant for ImageWork Technologies Corp., Woody managed the user testing for CITYTIME, a timekeeping application being developed for New York City. She also consulted with the Queens County District Attorney's Office of New York City to design and implement an electronic document management system. New York City's Administration for Child Services chose her to integrate financial information among state, city, and agency financial systems and also to construct a financial data warehouse and implement web-enabled processes for managing social service payments. As project manager at Yale University, Woody served as architect and implementing project manager for an integrated ID card solution, developed technical specifications and assisted users in vendor review and selection for a procurement package, designed and implemented expert system technology for distributed data collection, and managed a team of technicians supporting the financial operations of the university.

    Woody holds a PhD in information science from Nova Southeastern University, an MBA from Wake Forest University, and a BS in mathematics from William and Mary.

    Contact: Carol Woody