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Building Security In: Preparing for a Software Security Career

Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has developed a set of software assurance curriculum guidance documents, which provides a foundation for preparing a software security workforce. This presentation describes the SEI Software Assurance Curriculum Project's work and the curriculum guidance documents. A case study illustrates how individuals could use the curriculum guidance.

Presenter

Nancy Mead

Nancy R. Mead is a Fellow and Principal Researcher at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Mead is 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 curricula. She also served as director of education for the SEI from 1991 to 1994. 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. She also worked in IBM's software engineering technology area and managed IBM Federal Systems' software engineering education department. She has developed and taught numerous courses on software engineering topics, both at universities and in professional education courses.

Mead has more than 150 publications and invited presentations, and has a biographical citation in Who's Who in America. She 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. Mead serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal on Secure Software Engineering, and has been a member of numerous advisory boards and committees.

Mead received her PhD in mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, and received a BA and an MS in mathematics from New York University.