What Is Cybersecurity Engineering and Why Do I Need It?
November 2020 • Webinar
Carol Woody, PhD, Rita C. Creel
In this webcast, Carol Woody and Rita Creel discuss how cybersecurity engineering knowledge, methods, and tools throughout the lifecycle of software-intensive systems will reduce their inherent cyber risk and increase their operational cyber resilience.
Software Engineering Institute
When systems were predominately hardware-based, components were built to specification. Systems engineers defined and verified component functions and interfaces that together provided total system capability. Today, system capability is largely supplied through software components and network connectivity. This increases the system’s flexibility and adaptability—and its cyber risk! Software components are specified loosely, if at all, and are often assembled from an opaque mix of modified legacy components, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications and services, and open source libraries downloaded from the Internet. This greatly increases the cyber-attack surface. Using cybersecurity engineering knowledge, methods, and tools throughout the lifecycle of software-intensive systems will reduce their inherent cyber risk and increase their operational cyber resilience.
What attendees will learn:
- Cybersecurity engineering consolidates the tools and analyses used in various lifecycle steps to ensure effective operational results.
- Cybersecurity engineering builds upon data that is scattered across lifecycle activities and products to identify gaps and potential mission impacts.
- The Software Engineering Institute’s Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate Program enables participants to understand, identify, and manage cybersecurity risks in developing or acquiring software-reliant systems through activities such as threat modeling, security engineering risk analysis, and supply chain risk assessment.
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 ...
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