RTMP – Rapid Threat Model Prototyping

This course explores threat modeling for agile and DevOps.


  • Key Concepts and Goal of RTMP Video — 00:10:52
    • Using SDLC activities, agile architecture, software prototyping and Pareto to create a threat model.

  • Intentional Business Agile Architecture: Business Element Video — 00:04:51
    • Explore the business influence on software architecture and security.

  • Intentional Engineering Agile Architecture: Engineering Element Video — 00:11:17
    • Take a look at the software architecture influence on security.

  • Emergent Pre-Sprint Video — 00:17:25
    • In this video, you’ll look at drive design, model storming, stakeholders, Iterative modeling, requirements and prioritization.

  • Emergent In-Sprint Video — 00:08:27
    • Take a look at specifications, documenting, What-If analysis and information sources.

  • Sprint Activities Video — 00:04:56
    • This video takes you through where to do threat model activities during development.

  • Zones of Trust Video — 00:03:35
    • A review of how elevation of privilege ties into the attack kill-chain and how trust zones need to be used.

  • Using RTMP Video — 00:21:59
    • A breakdown of the steps to do Rapid Threat Model Prototyping.


Course description

In this course, you’ll cover secure agile architecture concepts in detail, linking business concepts to secure architecture concepts. The course ties this intentional secure architecture view with organic agile secure design practices and Rapid Threat Mod

Meet the author

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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