Robert C. Seacord leads the secure coding initiative in the CERT Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Pittsburgh, PA and is author of Secure Coding in C and C++ (Addison-Wesley, 2005). An eclectic technologist, Robert is coauthor of two previous books, Building Systems from Commercial Components (Addison-Wesley, 2002) and Modernizing Legacy Systems (Addison-Wesley, 2003), as well as more than 40 papers on software security, component-based software engineering, web-based system design, legacy-system modernization, component repositories and search engines, and user interface design and development.
Robert started programming professionally for IBM in 1982, working in communications and operating system software, processor development, and software engineering. Robert also has worked at the X Consortium, where he developed and maintained code for the Common Desktop Environment and the X Window System. He also is actively involved in the JTC1/SC22/WG14 international standardization working group for the C programming language.