Threat Modeling

Find, prioritize and mitigate cybersecurity threats using modeling techniques.

8 videos  //  55 minutes of training

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Course description

In this course, we will introduce students to threat modeling and examine four popular threat modeling methodologies: Microsoft STRIDE, the Process for Attack Simulation and Threat Analysis, the Operationally Critical Threat Assessment and Vulnerability Evaluation, and Trike. We will also explore the importance of incorporating threat modeling into the security architecture development process.

Course syllabus

Threat ModelingDuration: 3:08

Threat Modeling and Security ArchitectureDuration: 3:02

Why is threat modeling a key component of security architecture?

Threat Modeling MethodologiesDuration: 1:09

An introduction to the most popular threat modeling methodologies.

STRIDE Threat Modeling MethodologyDuration: 8:31

Using Microsoft’s STRIDE mnemonic to find security problems.

P.A.S.T.A. Threat Modeling MethodologyDuration: 12:51

A look at the Process for Attack Simulation and Threat Analysis.

OCTAVE Threat Modeling MethodologyDuration: 6:39

A look at the Operationally Critical Threat Assessment and Vulnerability Evaluation.

Trike Threat Modeling MethodologyDuration: 4:47

An open-source, repeatable threat modeling methodology.

Attack TreesDuration: 15:18

Representing attacks against an information resource in a tree structure.

Meet the author

Luciana Obregon

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Luciana Obregon is a security architect at PayPal Holdings, Inc., a worldwide online payments system and money transfer company. Prior to PayPal, Luciana spent nine years working for Marathon Petroleum Corporation serving under several capacities, including security solutions architecture, security engineering and network security engineering. Luciana’s primary focus is on developing security solutions that are business- and risk-driven in order to enable organizations to secure their critical business information systems and information against cyber-adversaries.

In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering from the Argentinian Airforce University and a master’s degree in information security engineering from SANS Technical Institute, Luciana holds several security certifications. Her notable certifications include CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and GSE (GIAC Security Expert).

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