Christopher Alberts

Christopher Alberts is a Principal Engineer in the CERT® Program at the Software Engineering Institute, where he leads applied research projects in software assurance and cyber security. His research interests include risk analysis, measurement, and assessment. He has published two books and over 35 technical reports and articles. Alberts has BS and ME degrees in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to the SEI, he worked at Carnegie Mellon Research Institute and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Carnegie Mellon University

Software Engineering Institute

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Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-3045

E-mail: cja@cert.org

List of CrossTalk articles:

Assessing DoD System Acquisition Supply Chain Risk Management (May/Jun 2017)

Abstract. Defense capabilities are supported by complex supply chains. This is true for weapons systems and large “systems of systems” that enable force projection — for example, a weapons system like the F-35 Fighter. It is also true for service supply chains — for example, the array of private logistics ...

Evaluating Security Risks Using Mission Threads (Sep/Oct 2014)

Abstract. Mission threads describe operational process steps required to perform organizational functions. Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) explored the use of mission threads to connect desired operational capability to the underlying technology for analysis of system and software qualities such as security. The SEI has successfully ...