Course

Threat Modeling 101

Take a look at the basic steps needed for creating a threat model.

    Syllabus

  • Prioritization Methods for Triaging Video — 00:03:53
    • Take a look at how to use measuring techniques to triage.

  • Types of Mitigation Tactics Video — 00:04:36
    • Explore when to accept, transfer and reduce threats.

  • The Concept of Zones of Trust Video — 00:06:28
    • Explore how to mark critical areas in the system.

  • Threat Model Types Video — 00:05:04
    • Explore when to focus on attack, defense or assets.

  • Validation of Threats and Mitigations Video — 00:06:50
    • In this video, you’ll review the tools and processes from the SDLC.

  • Threat Analysis Basic Steps Video — 00:09:41
    • Using the conceptual frameworks to find threats.

  • Understanding the Underlying Model Video — 00:04:33
    • In this video, you’ll look at how to conceptualize the system to model it.

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Course description

This course goes over the basic steps in creating a threat model by breaking the process down. You’ll cover basic threat analysis guides, when to implement mitigation tactics and how to validate the output of the threat model.

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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