The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purpose is to help organizations improve their software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
Sean Sweeney joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 as Information Security Officer. Sean directs the security team to respond to information security issues and security-related requests from the University community. He manages security controls and solutions, coordinates security issues and responsibilities between the University’s central IT organization (CSSD) and academic centers, and is responsible for maintaining the University’s information security program strategy.
A graduate of George Mason University, Sean has more than 15 years of experience in information security, computer networking, user support and training, application deployment and maintenance, and project management.
Sean has worked as a Director of Technology for a Pittsburgh-based law practice and founded a consulting company specializing in information technology solutions for the legal industry. Prior to his arrival in Pittsburgh, Sean served as Litigation Support Trainer and Application Manager for the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division and Database Administrator for the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.
In this podcast, Sean Sweeney, Information Security Officer (ISO) for the University of Pittsburgh (PITT), discusses their use of the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) CSF (Cybersecurity Framework).