threat modeling

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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Conflict online — bullying, trolling, threats and the like are everywhere. The media coverage is shifting from “OMG what are we doing about this?!” to “Wow, this is really hard.” (Ayup) I’ve been exploring how to engineer for these problems, and I joined Chris Romeo and Robert Hurlbut to talk about it on the AppSec…

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“Safety First For Automated Driving” is a big, over-arching whitepaper from a dozen automotive manufacturers and suppliers. One way to read it is that those disciplines have strongly developed safety cultures, which generally do not consider cybersecurity problems. This paper is the cybersecurity specialists making the argument that cyber will fit into safety, and how…

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There are a couple of new, short (4-page), interesting papers from a team at KU Leuven including: Knowledge is Power: Systematic Reuse of Privacy Knowledge for Threat Elicitation A Comparison of System Description Models for Data Protection by Design What makes these interesting is that they are digging into better-formed building blocks of threat modeling,…

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