Welcome to SERC.net

Welcome to the new and improving serc.net. We are in the process of upgrading the site’s security, redesigning its layout, and adding greater functionality. Feel free to visit frequently to watch the site’s evolution and access the increasing amount of content. Currently you will see a sampling of what will soon be available. Please note, some content will only be accessible if you are logged into your user account. If you don’t yet have an account on serc.net, please register and email your username to Michelle Brown, Center Coordinator, at mbbrown@bsu.edu, so she can verify your user account.

Security and Software Engineering Research Center

The Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC) is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that has been operating since 2010, and has funded sites at Ball State University, Virginia Tech, and Georgetown University. With 11 participating universities and over 20 industry and government affiliates, the S2ERC works with a truly expansive network of remarkable individuals and groups.

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