Archives For Threat Modeling vNext

The Residual Risk

February 13, 2020 — Leave a comment

Residual Risk is our ultimate goal when we Threat Model, is it? The article discusses what our goal really is and the role of mitigations in achieving it.

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How to define quality for Threat Models? The article provides some key characteristics that would improve the usefulness of your Threat Models, and as a result would improve their quality.

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Nothing is less clear than what is Quality for Threat Models, but for sure it must provide an experience that gives you more or at least a different value than what is provided by other approaches. Automation may look like the answer, but it is not. We still need to give proper relevance to the ingenuity of the Threat Modeling expert.

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Security is my passion and prevention is my mission, so in the last 5 years or so my work has mostly gravitated around Threat Modeling. The notes you read are exactly about this topic and introduce you to the latest experiences and considerations around the art.
This is the first article of a series where I am collecting the lessons learned and new ideas, which are part of what in Microsoft we call Threat Modeling vNext.

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