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Heartbleed: Analysis, Thoughts, and Actions

Press Release

Pittsburgh, Pa., April 22, 2014—Join technical staff from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and Codenomicon for a free live-streamed online panel discussion on the impact of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability Friday, April 25, from 10:30 a.m. to noon (EDT).

Panelists will discuss the impact of Heartbleed, methods to mitigate the vulnerability, and ways to prevent crises like this in the future.

Panelists will include Christopher Clark from Codenomicon, one of the cybersecurity organizations that discovered the Heartbleed vulnerability, and members of the SEI staff: Will Dormann, Robert Seacord, Brent Kennedy, William Nichols, Jason McCormick, Timur Snoke, and Robert Flodeen.

Possible topics will include:

  • What is the possible impact of the Heartbleed vulnerability?
  • Are there any known exploits at this time?
  • How can vulnerabilities like this be avoided or found sooner?
  • What is the relationship between software defects and vulnerabilities?
  • How can software be validated or assured to be defect or vulnerability free?

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About the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measurable improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI website at

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