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Jeffrey Carpenter

Jeffrey J. Carpenter is an SEI alumni employee.

Jeffrey J. Carpenter has 25 years of experience in information technology and security as a technical practitioner, team leader, and manager. He is the technical manager of the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), part of the CERT Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. During his tenure as manager, Carpenter led the team that created, and still operates, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cyber Alert System (NCAS). He oversaw the creation of successful programs in malicious code analysis, secure coding, and vulnerability discovery, and he has assisted numerous countries in the creation of national computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs). Carpenter has supported international CSIRT outreach and, in 2006, founded an annual workshop for the technical staff of all national CSIRTs. Before joining the CERT/CC, Carpenter was a systems analyst/team leader for the University of Pittsburgh. In that role, he was responsible for many of the UNIX-based services provided by the computer center and was one of the architects of its distributed UNIX environment.