Threat modeling: Breaking the design with pen, paper and creativity

Go deep into the weeds of Threat Modeling with Infosec Skills author Geoffrey Hill. He shares his Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation, waxes rhapsodic about the Radio Shack TRS-80 computer and explains threat modeling as a controlled form of sci-fi storytelling: "you can imagine a completely different world every day." He also provides excellent insight into the day-to-day duties of a threat modeler.

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Geoffrey Hill has been in the IT industry since 1990, when he wrote and sold C++ based solutions to measure risk in the commodities markets in New York City. Since then he has worked around the world, specifically New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Emmerich-am-Rhein and London. In the mid-2000s, He was the main custodian of the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) initiative in the UK and then international services organization as part of the Microsoft Security Center of Excellence (SCOE). From 2013 – 2018, he worked as the sole application security architect for Visa Europe in London, where he started Tutamantic Ltd, a producer of software risk automation. Geoff is the inventor of the Rapid Threat Model Prototyping (RTMP) methodology. This threat model methodology allows for quick modelling in Agile and DevOps environments.

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