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Carnegie Mellon University | Software Engineering Institute

Secure Software by Design 2024 

August 6-7, 2024 | Arlington, VA

Collaborate on Approaches to Improve Software Security

The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (CMU SEI) has been in the forefront of secure software development, promoting a “shift left” approach whereby security weaknesses are addressed, prevented, or eliminated earlier in the software development cycle, which saves time and money. Building on this approach, the 2nd annual Secure Software by Design seeks to promote security being an integral aspect of the entire software lifecycle as a result of following deliberate, intentional engineering processes rather than security being addressed in individual stages as one-off activities. 

Secure Software by Design is intended to improve the state of this holistic secure development approach by bringing together thought leaders in this area for presentations and discussions on all aspects of secure software systems development including application threat modeling, development of security requirements, secure software architectures, DevSecOps, secure development platforms & pipelines, software assurance, secure coding practices, software testing, and more.

Secure Software by Design 2024 will be two on-site days of panel discussions and presentations, plus two optional on-site days of training.

Download 2023 Presentations

Continuing Education Units

Attendees will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which may be eligible as continuing education credits for various certifications.



The Cooperative Plaza Conference Center is located just off the main lobby of the NRECA building at 4301 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, VA.

Within walking distance is Ballston Quarter which provides a variety of dining options as well as interesting recreational opportunities.