Julia Allen


Julia Allen is a principal researcher with Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT Division. Her areas of research include operational resilience, security frameworks, and measurement. She is the author of The CERT Guide to System and Network Security Practices and co-author of Software Security Engineering: A Guide for Project Managers and CERT Resilience Management Model: A Maturity Model for Managing Operational Resilience. She is the moderator of the CERT Podcast Series: Security for Business Leaders. Prior to joining CERT, Allen served as the SEI’s acting, and deputy director and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the SEI, she led software development for embedded systems at SAIC and managed large defense systems software development for TRW (now Northrup Grumman).

Allen holds a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and an executive business certificate from the University of California Los Angeles.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Getting Real About Security Governance
    • Multimedia

    Enterprise security governance is not just a vague idea - it can be achieved by implementing a defined, repeatable process with specific activities.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


ELI Member
ECAR Subscriber

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • HEISC Security Assessments Working Group
    • Working Group, 2012 - 2014
  • EDUCAUSE 2010 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2010 - 2010
  • HEISC Governance, Risk, and Compliance Working Group
    • Working Group, 2009 - 2014
  • HEISC Risk Assessment Working Group
    • HISTORIC, 2008 - 2009