Threat Model Decomposition Course

This course breaks down of the elements of a threat model.

57 minutes

Course description

This course goes into detail on how to identify and enumerate stakeholders, assets and their threats and threat agents. Additional videos provide a tool to enumerate threat agents and outline how to find mitigations for discovered threats.


Controls and Mitigations

Video - 00:06:00

Take a look at how to identify and create a set of security controls.
Discovering Vulnerabilities

Video - 00:09:00

Understand realized security weaknesses with this video on discovering vulnerabilities.
How to Identify Threats

Video - 00:22:00

In this video, you'll look at how to identify attack vectors.
Who are the threat agents?

Video - 00:14:00

Explore attack vector instigators and malicious parties.
What are the assets?

Video - 00:02:00

What does threat modeling try to protect?
What are the risks?

Video - 00:02:00

Take a look at the concept of “risk” in threat modeling and why it's so important for the business.
Who are the owners?

Video - 00:02:00

Who are the key stakeholders in the process?
Overview of Threat Model Elements

Video - 00:01:00

Take a look at what a threat model is made of and how the elements work together.

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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