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There’s a good, long article at MartinFowler.com “A Guide to Threat Modelling for Developers.” It’s solid work and I’m glad its out there. And I want to do something I don’t usually do, which is quibble with footnotes. Jim writes in footnote 2: Adam Shostack, who has written extensively on threat modelling and has provided…

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The Elevation of Privilege game has had way more staying power than I would have expected. But the online experience in this time of global pandemic has left out some of the magic that made it work. So I was really skeptical when Simon Gibbs from Agile Stationery mailed me about an approach to playing…

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At the Biohacking Village at Defcon, there was an interesting talk on Includes No Dirt threat modeling. I thought this slide was particularly interesting. As threat modeling moves from an idea through pilots and deployments, and we develop the organizational disciplines of threat modeling, the question of ‘when do we do this’ comes up. There’s…

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It will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I prefer the written word to audio and video, but 2020 being 2020, I now have a YouTube Channel, with the first video below:

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This talk by Alyssa Miller is fascinating and thought provoking. She frames a focus on integrating threat modeling into devops. The question of ‘what are we working on’ is answered with use cases, and threat modeling for that sprint is scoped to the use cases. ‘What can go wrong’ is focused on a business analysis…

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There’s an interesting and detailed blog post from Antti Vähä-Sipilä and Heli Syväoja at the F-Secure blog, Using SAFe® to align cyber security and executive goals in an agile setting. What I find most useful is the detailed and specific elements of how to bring threat modeling into the Scaled Agile Framework, in particular: Security…

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