Software Engineering Institute

What Does Software Engineering Institute Mean?

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is an office of Carnegie Mellon University specializing in research and training around various types of network and application security and design. This agency helps academic institutions and other parties conduct public awareness campaigns around security and related issues.


Techopedia Explains Software Engineering Institute

As a kind of "public" resource office, SEI engages in various kinds of initiatives. One such initiative is a program for software engineering process management, which helps businesses and organizations handle the requirements for these engineering processes. There are also programs related to network design, and something called an "acquisition support program," which helps organizations figure out how to move away from legacy systems or otherwise upgrade their IT architectures. Other resources are aimed at developers and engineers. SEI has offices all over the world, including in America and Germany.


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