Working at the CERT Program provides opportunities to have an impact on internet security. At the CERT Program,
you will have the chance to research security vulnerabilities in software products,
contribute to long-term changes in networked systems, and develop cutting-edge information
and training to help improve security.
The dynamic work environment at the CERT Program comes from our operating principles. At
the CERT Program, we
- advocate an entrepreneurial responsibility to develop new products and services,
serve new customers, and increase our impact across the community
- take informed risks, support each other in taking risks, and then celebrate our
successes or learn from our mistakes
- recognize the value of professional growth and take advantage of opportunities to
increase subject matter knowledge and leadership capabilities
We work to ensure that systems management practices and technology, survivability
engineering methods, network attack detection tools, and skilled staff are used to resist,
recognize, and recover from attacks on networked computer systems. Our work environment is
collaborative in nature as staff members work on cross-functional teams within
CERT/Software Engineering Institute and Carnegie Mellon departments and across the global
Staff members say that one of the most satisfying aspects of working in the CERT Program "is being
able to contribute to a global community that can impact the state of internet security."
To learn more about the program's technical areas of work, please see About Us.