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Access and download the software, tools, and methods that the SEI creates, tests, refines, and disseminates. Organizations and individuals worldwide use these technologies and management techniques to improve the results of software projects, the quality and behavior of software systems, and the security and survivability of networked systems.

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  • National CSIRTs: The SEI’s Role in Fostering International Cybersecurity Collaboration

    By Software Engineering Institute

    This document summarizes the SEI's role in working with the NatCSIRT community to foster international cybersecurity collaboration.

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  • Strengthening Cybersecurity with a National or Government CSIRT

    By Software Engineering Institute

    This new SEI course describes important decisions and considerations that drive developing a CSIRT tailored for national or government organizations.

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  • Using LLMs to Automate Static-Analysis Adjudication and Rationales

    Article
    By Lori Flynn , William Klieber

    This article discusses a model for using large language models (LLMs) to handle static analysis output.

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  • Redemption: Automated Repair of Static Analysis Alerts

    Dataset
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The Redemption tool makes automated repairs to C and C++ source code based on defect alerts produced by static-analysis tools.

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  • CERT NetSA Security Suite

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The Network Situational Awareness (NetSA) group at CERT has developed and maintains a suite of open source tools for monitoring large-scale networks using flow data.

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  • SCALe

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    SCALe is a static analysis aggregation framework that has been developed mostly as a research prototype tool as part of the SEI’s research projects.

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  • Mothra

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Mothra is a collection of libraries and tools for working with network flow data in the Apache Spark large-scale data analytics engine.

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  • DevSecOps Platform Independent Model (PIM)

    Handbook
    By Timothy A. Chick , Mary Popeck , Lyndsi A. Hughes , Aaron K. Reffett , Nataliya Shevchenko , Brent Frye , Joe Yankel , Carol Woody

    The DevSecOps PIM enables organizations to implement DevSecOps in a secure, safe, and sustainable way.

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  • Juneberry

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Juneberry automates the training, evaluation, and comparison of multiple ML models against multiple datasets.

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  • Software Assurance Guidance and Evaluation (SAGE) Tool

    White Paper
    By Robert Schiela , Ebonie McNeil , Luiz Antunes , Hasan Yasar

    The Software Assurance Guidance and Evaluation (SAGE) tool helps an organization assess the security of its systems development and operations practices.

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  • CERT Kaiju

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT Kaiju is a binary analysis framework extension for the Ghidra software reverse engineering suite.

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  • Overview of Practices and Processes of the CMMC 1.0 Assessment Guides (CMMC 1.0)

    White Paper
    By Douglas Gardner

    This document is intended to help anyone unfamiliar with cybersecurity standards get started with the Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

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  • Mission-Based Prioritization Tool (Coded)

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    An alternate version of the tool to implement the mission-based prioritization of agile backlogs that includes a small amount of Visual Basic code that creates a tab containing the sorted …

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  • Mission-Based Prioritization Tool (Code Free)

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    A no-frills tool to implement the mission-based prioritization of agile backlogs that accounts for restrictions on government computers; the results must be manually sorted.

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  • KalKi Platform Main Repository

    Software
    By Sebastián Echeverría

    KalKi is an IoT platform for allowing untrusted IoT devices to connect to a network in a secure way, protecting both the IoT device and the network from malicious attackers.

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  • SEI-ACE

    Software
    By Sebastián Echeverría , Grace Lewis

    SEI-ACE is an extension of the ACE Working Group proposal to support authentication and authorization of devices in disadvantaged environments.

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  • SEI CERT Coding Standards Wiki

    Handbook
    By Software Engineering Institute

    This wiki supports the development of coding standards for commonly used programming languages such as C, C++, Java, and Perl, and the Android™ platform.

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  • Crucible

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Crucible is a modular framework for creating, deploying, and managing virtual environments to support training, education, and exercises.

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  • DSOI-ALL / devops-microcosm

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    This GitHub guide provides hands-on guidance to build a DevSecOps pipeline.

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  • CWD Tools for Improving Cyber Simulations

    Collection
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Download the open source software tools that the SEI developed to create realistic cyber simulations or access information to learn more about each one.

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  • IRL Demo

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The IRL demo is an interactive demonstration of Maximum Causal Entropy Inverse Reinforcement Learning (MCEIRL).

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  • SCAIFE-API YAML Specification

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The YAML file specifies the SCAIFE-API definition in a format developers can use to view, modify, and automatically generate code from.

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  • Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Intelligence: An Implementation Guide

    Educational Material
    By Software Engineering Institute

    This guide provides practical steps for implementing artificial intelligence with cyber intelligence.

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  • Foundry

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Foundry is a training asset management portal that organizations can customize to meet unique training needs and that training providers can share content on.

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  • GHOSTS

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    GHOSTS is a non-player character (NPC) orchestration generator that creates a range of realistic characters who produce network traffic that appears authentic.

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  • TopoMojo

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    TopoMojo is a topology build and management tool that provides users with the same functionality and connectivity they would experience with real, physical devices.

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  • Supplementary Materials for a Case Study of Analysis Contracts with the ACTIVE tool

    Dataset
    By Software Engineering Institute

    This archive contains the source code of the ACTIVE tool, and models/data from a case study of analysis contracts in two domains: thread scheduling, and battery design.

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  • WELLE-D

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    WELLE-D is a wireless traffic transport for wired networks that you can use to create a realistic, virtual wireless network environment.

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  • vTunnel

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    vTunnel is a traffic proxy between guest and host networks that allows certain network activity, such as scoring mechanisms, to remain hidden from trainees.

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  • Analysis Pipeline

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The Analysis Pipeline supports inspection of flow records as they are created.

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  • CERT Vulnerability Data Archive and Tools

    Dataset
    By Allen D. Householder

    CERT archive of non-sensitive vulnerability information in the vulnerability reports database.

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  • Mission Thread Workshop

    Collection
    By Software Engineering Institute

    This is a collection of assets associated with the Mission Thread Workshop.

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  • ADIA

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    ADIA is a VMware-based appliance used for small-to-medium sized digital investigations.

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  • TopGen

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    TopGen is a virtualized application service simulator for offline exercise and training networks.

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  • GreyBox

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    GreyBox is a single-host Internet emulator that delivers the experience of connecting to the real Internet so you can avoid the risks of connecting to live systems in your training …

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  • SeaHorn

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    SeaHorn is an automated analysis framework for LLVM-based languages.

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  • CERT Linux Forensics Tools Repository

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The CERT Linux Forensics Tools Repository provides many useful packages for cyber forensics acquisition and analysis practitioners.

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  • CERT YAF

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    YAF, Yet Another Flowmeter, processes packet data from PCAP(3) dump files and exports the flows to IPFIX Collecting Processes or an IPFIX-based file format.

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  • CERT fixbuf

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT fixbuf is a compliant implementation of the IPFIX Protocol.

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  • CERT super_mediator

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT super_mediator is an IPFIX mediator for use with the YAF and SiLK tools.

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  • MADARA

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    MADARA is general-purpose middleware used for distributed timing, control, knowledge and reasoning, and quality-of-service.

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  • GAMS

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    GAMS is a distributed operating environment that controls one or more unmanned autonomous systems (UAS).

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  • Pharos

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Pharos is a static binary analysis framework that facilitates the automated analysis of binary programs.

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  • CLANG

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT Thread Safety Analysis in Clang is a tool that uses annotations to declare and enforce thread safety policies in C and C++ programs.

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  • Clang-Tidy

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Clang-Tidy is Clang-based C++ "linter" tool that provides an extensible framework for diagnosing and fixing typical programming errors.

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  • The CERT Guide to Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure

    Special Report
    By Christopher King , Allen D. Householder , Art Manion , Garret Wassermann

    This guide provides an introduction to the key concepts, principles, and roles necessary to establish a successful Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure process. It also provides insights into how CVD can go …

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  • Big Grep

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    BigGrep is a tool used to index and search a large corpus of binary files and uses a probabilistic N-gram based approach to balance index size and search speed.

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  • CERT Tapioca

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT Tapioca is a network-layer MITM proxy utility that checks for apps that fail to validate certificates and investigates content of network traffic, including HTTP and HTTPS.

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  • CERT SiLK IPset

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT SiLK IPset can be used to build and manipulate IPset files.

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  • CERT SiLK

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    SiLK is a collection of traffic analysis tools used to facilitate security analysis of large networks.

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  • Prototype Software Assurance Framework (SAF): Introduction and Overview

    Technical Note
    By Christopher J. Alberts , Carol Woody

    In this report, the authors discuss the Software Assurance Framework (SAF), a collection of cybersecurity practices that programs can apply across the acquisition lifecycle and supply chain.

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  • CERT pyfixbuf

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT pyfixbuf is a Python API for libfixbuf that can be used to write applications that collect and export IPFIX.

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  • SEI CERT C and C++ Coding Standards

    Collection
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The CERT Secure Coding Team describes the root causes of common software vulnerabilities, how they can be exploited, the potential consequences, and secure alternatives.

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  • CERT snarf

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT snarf is a distributed alert reporting system that sends send network alert messages.

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  • Nabu

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Nabu is a tool based on the work of NetSimile used for parsing, constructing, and comparing the structural graphs of a large collection of PDF documents.

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  • PDFrankenstein

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    PDFrankenstein is a Python tool for bulk malicious PDF feature extraction.

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  • Insider Threat Test Dataset

    Dataset
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The Insider Threat Test Dataset is a collection of synthetic insider threat test datasets that provide both background and malicious actor synthetic data.

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  • DMPLC

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    DMPLC is the compiler for the DART Modeling and Programming Language (DMPL).

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  • DART

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    DART combines model-driven development with evidence-generating analysis for engineering high-assurance software.

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  • CERT BFF

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT BFF is a software-testing tool that finds defects in applications that run on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and other unix-like platforms.

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  • Quality Attribute Workshop Collection

    Collection
    By Software Engineering Institute

    This is a collection of assets associated with the Quality Attribute Workshop.

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  • Automated Assurance of Security Policy Enforcement (AASPE)

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    AASPE is a set of modeling tools for security analysis and a code generator to produce code for the seL4 platform from AADL models.

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  • CERT Resilience Management Model: A Maturity Model for Managing Operational Resilience

    Book
    By Richard A. Caralli , David W. White , Julia H. Allen

    In this book, the authors present best practices for managing the security and survivability of people, information, technology, and facilities.

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  • Error Model Version 2

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The Error Model Annex, Version 2 (EMV2), notation for architecture fault modeling supports safety, reliability, and security analyses as part of the OSATE toolset.

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  • gbtl

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    gbtl is a library that provides GraphBLAS API in C++ and common graph algorithms built on top of it.

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  • CERT Resilience Management Model (CERT-RMM) Version 1.2

    Handbook
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT-RMM, the foundation for a process improvement approach to operational resilience management, defines the practices needed to manage operational resilience.

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  • CERT netsa-python

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The netsa-python library is a collection of Python routines and frameworks to use when developing analyses using the SiLK toolkit.

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  • CERT iSiLK

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    iSiLK is a graphical front-end for the SiLK tools, designed to work with an existing installation of the SiLK analysis suite.

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  • bgpuma

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    bgpuma is a tool that looks through BGP update files quickly to find direct matches for CIDR blocks and CIDR blocks that contain the initial set and are contained by …

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  • QuaBaseBD

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    QuABaseBD is a linked collection of computer science and software engineering knowledge used specifically for designing big data systems with NoSQL databases.

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  • CERT Orcus

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Orcus is a system for analyzing passively-collected DNS information. It includes a capability for analyzing all DNS information that has been seen (the “resource record database”), as well as a …

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  • Spacer

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Spacer is an algorithmic framework for SMT-based software model checking using proofs and counterexamples.

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  • MZSRM

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    MZSRM is a zero-slack rate monotonic scheduler that has been simplified for verification.

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  • ERACES

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    ERACES is a collection of methods and tools for reducing complexity in software models.

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  • KD-Cloudlet

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Cloudlets are discoverable, generic, stateless servers located in single-hop proximity of mobile devices that can operate in disconnected mode and are virtual-machine based.

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  • Rosecheckers

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Rosecheckers is a tool that performs static analysis on C/C++ source files to enforce the rules in the CERT C Coding Standard.

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  • Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL) Tool

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    AADL provides a framework for analyzing system designs and supports architecture-centric, model-based development through the system lifecycle.

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  • CERT Dranzer

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Dranzer is a tool that enables users to examine effective techniques for fuzz testing ActiveX controls.

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  • GDB 'Exploitable' Plugin

    Software
    By Jonathan Foote

    The GDB 'exploitable' plugin can be used to assist software vendors and analysts in identifying the impact of defects.

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  • DidFail

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    DidFail uses static analysis to detect potential leaks of sensitive information within a set of Android apps.

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  • MCDA

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    MCDA formally verifies the correctness, safety or other critical properties of distributed algorithm implementations before they are deployed.

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  • CERT Prism

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Prism is a tool for visualizing flow data as a time series, broken down into several configurable bins by SiLK's rwfilter tool.

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  • Introduction to the Security Engineering Risk Analysis (SERA) Framework

    Technical Note
    By Audrey J. Dorofee , Christopher J. Alberts , Carol Woody

    This report introduces the SERA Framework, a model-based approach for analyzing complex security risks in software-reliant systems and systems of systems early in the lifecycle.

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  • Compiler-Enforced Buffer Overflow Elimination

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    This tool prevents buffer overflows from succeeding in multithreaded code using static and dynamic analysis.

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  • OSATE

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    OSATE is an open-source tool platform to support AADL.

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  • OCTAVE-Related Assets

    Collection
    By Software Engineering Institute

    These assets all relate to OCTAVE: What it is, how to use it, and its value.

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  • CERT Stix2Cif

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT Stix2Cif parses STIX/Cybox documents into JSON CIF feed files with corresponding configuration files and feeds them to CIF.

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  • CERT Triage Tools

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT Triage Tools consist of a triage script and a GNU Debugger (GDB) extension named 'exploitable' that classify Linux application defects by severity.

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  • CERT Cif2Stix

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT Cif2Stix is a plug-in for CIF that takes JSON object or file inputs and outputs STIX/CyBox documents.

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  • CERT Rayon

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT Rayon is a Python library and set of tools that generates basic two-dimensional statistical visualizations.

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  • Controls Systems Code Samples Download

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The Controls Systems Code Samples help an organization protect text-based intellectual property, including source code repositories.

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  • CERT FOE

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Failure Observation Engine (FOE) is a mutational file-based fuzz testing tool for finding defects in applications that run on the Windows platform.

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  • CERT JIRA Plugins

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT JIRA Plugins consist of Automated Task Creator, Email Attachment Handler, and Common Code.

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  • SMART Materials

    Educational Material
    By Software Engineering Institute

    SMART materials help organizations make better decisions on their paths to adopting a service-oriented architecture.

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  • A Framework for Software Product Line Practice, Version 5.0

    White Paper
    By Liam O'Brien , Lawrence G. Jones , John K. Bergey , Robert W. Krut, Jr. , Gary Chastek , Sholom G. Cohen , John McGregor , Patrick Donohoe , Linda M. Northrop , Reed Little , Paul C. Clements , Felix Bachmann

    This document describes the activities and practices in which an organization must be competent before it can benefit from fielding a product line of software systems.

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  • Secure Coding Validation Suite

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The Secure Coding Validation Suite is a tool that performs a set of tests to validate the rules defined in ISO Technical Specification 17961.

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  • Mission Risk Diagnostic (MRD) Method Description

    Technical Note
    By Christopher J. Alberts , Audrey J. Dorofee

    In this report, the authors describe the Mission Risk Diagnostic (MRD) method, which is used to assess risk in systems across the lifecycle and supply chain.

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  • Smart Grid Maturity Model Assets Collection (SGMM), Version 1.2

    Collection
    By Software Engineering Institute

    These are the assets related to version 1.2 of the Smart Grid Maturity Model.

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  • CERT SQUARE for Privacy (P-SQUARE)

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    P-SQUARE was designed for stakeholders, requirements engineers, and administrators and supports the security and privacy aspects of SQUARE.

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  • CERT IPA

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    CERT IPA is an IP address annotation system that provides a repository of IP address information and related tools for accessing the data.

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  • CERT SQUARE for Acquisition (A-SQUARE)

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    SQUARE-A is designed for stakeholders, requirements engineers, and contractors/vendors to use in acquisitions and provides documentation support for a variety of use cases.

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  • Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic, Version 1.0: Method Definition Document

    Technical Report
    By Mark Kasunic

    This 2010 report is a guidebook for conducting a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic (MAID) evaluation.

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  • As-If Infinitely Ranged Integer Model, Second Edition

    Technical Note
    By Will Dormann , David Svoboda , David Keaton , Robert C. Seacord , Timothy Wilson , Thomas Plum (Plum Hall, Inc.) , Alex Volkovitsky , Roger Dannenberg (School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University)

    In this report, the authors present the as-if infinitely ranged (AIR) integer model, a mechanism for eliminating integral exceptional conditions.

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  • SMART: Analyzing the Reuse Potential of Legacy Components in a Service-Oriented Architecture Environment

    Technical Note
    By Dennis B. Smith , Soumya Simanta , Grace Lewis , Edwin J. Morris

    Is legacy system migration feasible for your organization as a means of SOA adoption? The Service Migration and Reuse Technique (SMART) assists an organization in determining what to migrate, the …

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  • Copper

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    Copper is a software model checker that can be used to verify whether a concurrent C program satisfies its safety, reliability, or security requirements.

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  • Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Version 2.0

    Technical Report
    By Robert Wojcik , Len Bass , Paulo Merson , Robert Nord , Paul C. Clements , Felix Bachmann , William Wood

    This report revises the steps of the Attribute-Driven Design (ADD) method and offers practical guidelines for carrying out each step.

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  • Acquisition Strategy Development Tool

    Software
    By Software Engineering Institute

    The Acquisition Strategy Development Tool is a customized Excel workbook that helps acquisition planners work through their method and techniques.

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  • Views and Beyond Documentation Template

    Educational Material
    By Software Engineering Institute

    A Microsoft Word template for a software architecture document is available for free download.

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  • Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs

    Technical Note
    By Paul C. Clements

    This 2000 technical note describes Active Review for Intermediate Designs (ARID), a piloted software design review technique.

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  • ATAM: Method for Architecture Evaluation

    Technical Report
    By Paul C. Clements , Rick Kazman , Mark H. Klein

    This report presents technical and organizational foundations for performing architectural analysis, and presents the SEI's ATAM, a technique for analyzing software architectures.

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