[PAST EVENT] Computer Science Colloquium

January 23, 2015
McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 020
251 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Title: Software Security: Today's Primary Software Challenge


Why has software security become a daily front page news item? The CERT program at the Software Engineering Institute was created by the U.S. Department of Defense when the Morris Worm took down the Internet in 1988. Since then over 67,000 vulnerabilities have been identified and analyzed.

Software development is difficult and complex without all this security stuff. What makes software security so important and what should someone studying computer science do about it?


Dr. Carol Woody has been a senior member of the technical staff at the Software Engineering Institute since 2001. Currently she is the technical manager of the CERT Cybersecurity Engineering team which researches security and survivability throughout the development and acquisition lifecycles. Her work focus is on building capabilities for measuring, managing, and sustaining cybersecurity for highly complex networked systems and systems of systems. Dr. Woody holds a B.S. in mathematics from the College of William & Mary, an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University, and a Ph.D. in information systems from NOVA Southeastern University.

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