Threat Model Decomposition

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

8 videos  //  57 minutes of training

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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.

Course syllabus

Overview of Threat Model ElementsDuration: 0:45

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

Who are the owners?Duration: 1:52

Who are the key stakeholders in the process?

What are the risks?Duration: 2:27

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

What are the assets?Duration: 2:06

What does threat modeling try to protect?

Who are the threat agents?Duration: 13:36

Explore attack vector instigators and malicious parties.

How to Identify ThreatsDuration: 21:42

In this video, you'll look at how to identify attack vectors.

Discovering VulnerabilitiesDuration: 8:32

Understand realized security weaknesses with this video on discovering vulnerabilities.

Controls and MitigatonsDuration: 6:17

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

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 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 – 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 modelling in Agile and DevOps environments.

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