Threat Modeling Learning Path

Learn about threat modeling with Rapid Threat Model Prototyping (RTMP).

5 hours, 10 minutes

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    5 hours, 10 minutes

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About Threat Modeling

Threat modeling is a process to identify security weaknesses in software design and architecture. In this path, you will explore five courses, starting with a background and top-level view of threat modeling. The second course will describe three core security frameworks that can be used with threat modeling to find threats and mitigations. The third course covers the "moving parts," or elements of a threat model and their relationship with each other. The fourth course covers the basics of threat modeling, the fifth course introduces secure agile architecture concepts, and the sixth is a lab bringing it all together.



Threat Modeling Skill Assessment

Assessment - 29 questions

Why Do Threat Modeling?

Course - 00:52:00

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.
Conceptual Frameworks

Course - 00:47:00

In this course, you'll look at four public-domain conceptual security threat and weakness frameworks that can greatly assist the threat model activity. Each model has its own strengths and weaknesses for use. All frameworks provide proposed mitigations that a threat modeler can use as part of the threat model analysis.
Threat Model Decomposition

Course - 00:57:00

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.
Threat Modeling 101

Course - 00:41:00

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.
RTMP - Rapid Threat Model Prototyping

Course - 01:23:00

In this course, you'll cover secure agile architecture concepts in detail, linking business concepts to secure architecture concepts. The course ties this intentional secure architecture view with organic agile secure design practices and Rapid Threat Model Prototyping (RTMP).
Threat Model Lab

Course - 00:18:00

This lab provides hands-on experience for the student to use the previous courses in the creation of a threat model with RTMP.

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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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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