Affiliation & Collaboration
The CERT® Program at the Software Engineering Institute
CERT is part of the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Following the Morris worm incident, which brought 10 percent of internet systems to a halt in November 1988, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) charged the SEI with setting up a center to coordinate communication among experts during security emergencies and to help prevent future incidents. This center was named the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC). The CERT/CC is now part of the larger CERT Program, which develops and promotes the use of appropriate technology and systems management practices to resist attacks on networked systems, to limit damage, and to ensure continuity of critical services.
Information Networking Institute
The Information Networking Institute (INI) is the educational partner of CyLab, a collaboration designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and a Center of Academic Excellence in Research.
As an integral department of the College of Engineering and a collaboration of the School of Computer Science, the Tepper School of Business, and the H. John Heinz III College, the INI’s professional graduate degree programs represent an exceptional fusion of technologies, economics and policies of secure communication networks.
The INI programs at partner institutions in both Europe and Asia have become a paragon for international education within Carnegie Mellon and around the world. Using advanced facilities and resources, the programs combine local and distance education to train students in cutting-edge technologies.
Top students from around the world attend the INI, seeking the broadened perspective and enriched skill sets necessary to design solutions, manage teams and lead enterprises in today’s global networked information technology marketplace.