Many executives have been trying to solve the problem of connecting security to the business, and we’re excited about what we’re building to serve this important and unmet need. If you present security with an image like the one above, we may be able to help. My new startup is getting ready to show our…Read More Sneak peeks at my new startup at RSA
I’m excited to say that Threat Modeling: Designing for Security is now available in Chinese. This is a pretty exciting milestone for me — it’s my first book translation, and it joins Elevation of Privilege as my second translation into Chinese. You can buy it from Amazon.cn.Read More Threat Modeling: Chinese Edition
I’m excited to say that Threat Modeling: Designing for Security is now available in Chinese. This is a pretty exciting milestone for me — it’s my first book translation, and it joins Elevation of Privilege as my second translation into Chinese. You can buy it from Amazon.cn.Read More Threat Modeling, Chinese Edition!
One of the values of models is they can help us engage in areas where otherwise the detail is overwhelming. For example, C is a model of how a CPU works that allows engineers to defer certain details to the compiler, rather than writing in assembler. It empowers software developers to write for many CPU…Read More Towards a model of web browser security
I’ve been threat modeling for a long time, and at Microsoft, had the lovely opportunity to put some rigor into not only threat modeling, but into threat modeling in a consistent, predictable, repeatable way. Because I did that work at Microsoft, sometimes people question how it would work for a startup, and I want to…Read More Threat Modeling At a Startup
For many years, I have been saying that “think like an attacker” is bad advice for most people. For example: Here’s what’s wrong with think like an attacker: most people have no clue how to do it. They don’t know what matters to an attacker. They don’t know how an attacker spends their day. They…Read More Think Like An Attacker? Flip that advice!
There are a number of reports out recently, breathlessly presenting their analysis of one threatening group of baddies or another. You should look at the reports for facts you can use to assess your systems, such as filenames, hashes and IP addresses. Most readers should, at most, skim their analysis of the perpetrators. Read on…Read More Modeling Attackers and Their Motives
I am super-pleased to report that Threat Modeling: Designing for Security has been named a Jolt Finalist, the first security-centered book to make that list since Schneier’s Secrets and Lies in 2001. My thanks to the judges, most especially to Gastón Hillar for the constructive criticism that “Unluckily, the author has chosen to focus on…Read More Jolt Award for Threat Modeling
Gabrielle Gianelli has pulled back the curtain on how Etsy threat modeled a new marketing campaign. (“Threat Modeling for Marketing Campaigns.”) I’m really happy to see this post, and the approach that they’ve taken: First, we wanted to make our program sustainable through proactive defenses. When we designed the program we tried to bake in…Read More Etsy's Threat Modeling
For Star Wars day, I’m happy to share this event poster for my talk at Ada’s Books in Seattle Technical Presentation: Adam Shostack shares Threat Modeling Lessons with Star Wars. This will be a less technical talk with plenty of discussion and interactivity, drawing on some of the content from “Security Lessons from Star Wars,”…Read More Seattle event: Ada's Books