October 2019

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“Includes No Dirt” is a threat modeling approach by William Dogherty and Patrick Curry of Omada Health, and I’ve been meaning to write about it since it came out. I like that it starts from context — the why this matters: Their goal is to have a single approach to security, privacy, and compliance. Reducing…

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The Economist Reflects on Liberalism is the sort of in-depth writing and thinking that makes the magazine so great: “Reinventing Liberalism for the 21st century.” Evading Machine Learning Malware Classifiers, from the winner of the Defcon Machine Learning Static Evasion Competition. The general counsel of the NSA and former general counsel of the FBI have…

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I’ve spoken for over a decade against “think like an attacker” and the trap of starting to threat model with a list of attackers. And for my threat modeling book, I cataloged every serious grouping of attackers that I was able to find. And as I was reading “12 Ingenious iOS Screen Time Hacks,” I…

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The Cybok project has released its v1 “Risk Management & Governance Knowledge Area”; I was a reviewer. Towards Automated Security Design Flaw Detection is an interesting paper from academics in Belgium and Sweden. Steve Lipner offers “Lessons learned through 15 years of SDL at work“ Charles Wilson has perspective on threat modeling devices in “Does…

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