Security and Wireless Emergency Alerts
Software Engineering Institute
The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service depends on information technology (IT)—computer systems and networks—to convey potentially life-saving information to the public in a timely manner. However, like other cyber-enabled services, the WEA service is susceptible to risks that may enable an attacker to disseminate unauthorized alerts or to delay, modify, or destroy valid alerts. Successful attacks on the alerting process may result in property destruction, financial loss, infrastructure disruption, injury, or death. Such attacks may damage WEA credibility to the extent that users ignore future alerts or disable alerting on their mobile devices. In this podcast, Carol Woody and Christopher Alberts discuss guidelines that they developed to ensure that the WEA service remains robust and resilient against cyber attacks.
About the Speaker
Christopher Alberts is a Principal Engineer/Senior Cybersecurity Analyst in the CERT® Division at the Software Engineering Institute.
Alberts leads applied research projects in software assurance and cybersecurity. He is currently leading two projects: Security Engineering Risk Analysis (SERA) and Software Assurance Framework (SAF). The SERA Method defines a systematic approach …Read more
Dr. Carol Woody has been a senior member of the technical staff since 2001. Currently she is the technical manager for the Cyber Security Engineering (CSE) team, whose research focuses on meeting the challenges of cyber security in acquisition, system and software engineering. CSE is building capabilities in defining, acquiring, …Read more
Suzanne Miller is a principal researcher at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in the Continuous Deployment of Capability Directorate. Miller actively supports multiple large DoD cyber-physical programs in their Agile/Lean adoption efforts, in addition to designing and teaching Agile courses and workshops tuned to government settings. Miller …Read more