Threat Modeling Fundamentals

by Peter Mosmans

Threat modeling can help mitigate security risks in an application in a repeatable and efficient way. This course teaches you the fundamentals of threat modeling and what the different approaches and methodologies are.

What you'll learn

Security is important. You want to build more secure applications. You don't want to bolt on security afterwards, but you want to make sure it's there from the get-go - for each project. Threat Modeling is a growing field of interest for software developers, architects and security professionals. With good reason, as this can be a very effective way to accomplish those goals. In this course, Threat Modeling Fundamentals, you'll dive deeper into the fundamentals of threat modeling including a short exercise to help you follow along. First, you'll discover what the pro's and cons are of each methodology. Next, you'll explore how to draw data flow diagrams for threat modeling. Then, you'll learn how to perform the generic threat model process. Finally, you'll cover what common pitfalls are and how to work around those. By the end of this course, you'll be familiar with all popular threat modeling approaches and methodologies.

This course teaches you the fundamentals of threat modeling . After watching this course, you will know the fundamentals of threat modeling; the various approaches, methodologies, and their differences; and how to perform the generic threat modeling process.

About the author

Peter started out in the nineties as software engineer working on internet banking applications for various European financial institutions. Since 2004, he started specializing in pentesting complex and feature-rich web applications. Currently, he leads a global team of highly skilled and enthusiastic penetration testers as lead pentester.

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