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Brett Tucker

Brett Tucker

Adjunct Faculty; Technical Manager of Cyber Risk Management

Brett Tucker is the Technical Manager of Cyber Risk Management in the CERT Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

Brett is responsible for a research and development portfolio focused on improving the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure and assets with specific focus on risk and resilience. He also teaches executive and graduate level courses as a CERT adjunct professor at the Heinz College and serves as the Technical Sponsor for the Executive Chief Risk Officer training program.

Prior to joining the SEI, Brett was the Global Risk Manager for Westinghouse Electric Company where he managed the corporate enterprise risk portfolio and global insurance programs. Preceding that role, Brett also managed a project controls organization as well as led the engineering, procurement, and installation of instrumentation and control suites for AP1000 nuclear power plants.

Prior to Westinghouse, Brett served as an intelligence officer at the Central Intelligence Agency and also as a defense contractor for the Naval Sea Systems Command. Brett is a veteran of the United States Navy and served as a Surface Warfare Officer and qualified naval nuclear engineer.

Brett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a Master degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and an MBA from Penn State University having graduated as the top graduate in his cohort.

Brett is an active member in the local business community as Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). Brett is also an ISC^2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Governance, Risk, and Compliance Professional (CGRC formally the CAP).