Conceptual Frameworks Course

This course provides an overview of several security frameworks used to assist in threat modeling.

47 minutes

Course description

In this course, you'll look at four public-domain conceptual security threat and weakness frameworks that can greatly assist the threat model activity. Each model has its own strengths and weaknesses for use. All frameworks provide proposed mitigations that a threat modeler can use as part of the threat model analysis.


STRIDE to CWE Mapping (Lab)

Video - 00:02:00

In this video, you'll explore mapping STRIDE to CWE to understand the granularity of attack patterns.
STRIDE to OWASP Top 10 Mapping (Lab)

Video - 00:03:00

In this video, you'll explore mapping STRIDE to OT10 to understand the granularity of attack patterns.
Mitre ATT&CK

Video - 00:05:00

This video explores how to map the simple Attack Kill-Chain to the more complex ATT&CK framework.
CWE (Mitre)

Video - 00:08:00

What is the Common Weakness Enumeration and how can it be used?
OWASP Top 10 (OT10)

Video - 00:14:00

What is OT10 and how can it be used?

Video - 00:15:00

This video provides a description of the simplicity and utility of the STRIDE mnemonic for quick threat analysis.

Meet the author

Geoffrey Hill

Geoffrey Hill has been in the IT industry since 1990 when he wrote and sold C++ based solutions to measure risk in the commodities markets in New York City. Since then he has worked around the world, specifically in New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Emmerich-am-Rhein and London.

In the mid-2000s, He was the main custodian of the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) initiative in the UK and then international services organization as part of the Microsoft Security Center of Excellence (SCOE). From 2013 to 2018, he worked as the sole application security architect for Visa Europe in London, where he started Tutamantic Ltd, a producer of software risk automation.

Geoff is the inventor of the Rapid Threat Model Prototyping (RTMP) methodology. This threat model methodology allows for quick modeling in Agile and DevOps environments.

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