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Michelle Valdez

Michelle Valdez is an SEI alumni employee.

Michelle Valdez is a senior engineer within the CERT® Division at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a unit of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is working on cyber resilience and risk management projects using the CERT Resilience Management Model (RMM) with CERT’s Federal government and industry customers. Valdez teaches the Operationally Critical Threat, Asset, and Vulnerability Evaluation (OCTAVE®), Introduction to CERT RMM, and CERT RMM Lead Appraiser Bootcamp courses. She is also the lead for the new Measuring What Matters public course.

Prior to joining the SEI, Valdez worked for the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) responsible for the development of DC3’s requirements for supporting the Defense Industrial Base information sharing programs and also supported the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She was formerly an active duty officer and investigator for the Air Force as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Valdez graduated Cum Laude from the University of Washington with a BA in Psychology and Society and Justice. She has a Master’s of Science in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University at Montgomery and a Master’s of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University (GWU).