Why Do Threat Modeling? Course

This course provides background and introduction to the basic concepts of why threat modeling is a powerful security capability.

52 minutes

Course description

This course gives the viewer a background of why we need to carry out security architectural and design analysis and threat modeling as part of our secure software development life cycle. This is even more important today, with rapid code turnarounds which can create a huge amount of dependencies in a short period of time.


Welcome to Threat Modeling!

Video - 00:01:00

Threat Model Activity Recommends

Video - 00:11:00

In this video, you'll look at development and testing of risk appSec activities with the threat modeling activity and results.
Threat Model Activity Output

Video - 00:04:00

Explore scoping, architectural appSec activities with the threat modeling activity and results.
Software Delivery Activity Integration

Video - 00:11:00

What is the best time to do threat modeling?
Defense-In-Depth in the Present

Video - 00:08:00

In this video, you'll take a look at the modern use of defense-in-depth for IT systems, adding the Open Systems Interconnection model for reference.
Defense-In-Depth in the Past

Video - 00:07:00

Explore a historical example of defense-in-depth.
The TL;DR of Why We Need to Threat Model

Video - 00:09:00

This explains the Attack Kill-Chain and how to use it as a tool for rough threat modeling.

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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