The programme is a blend of practical use cases based on real-world projects and mentoring. Each use case includes an environmental description, questions, and templates for building a threat model.

Participants are challenged in virtual breakout rooms to carry out the different stages of threat modelling on the following:

Diagramming web and mobile applications, sharing the same REST backend

  • Threat modelling an IoT gateway with a cloud-based update service
  • Get into the attacker’s head – modelling points of attack against a CNI facility
  • Threat mitigations for microservices and S3 buckets in a payment service
  • Threat modelling the CI/CD pipeline

The results are discussed after each hands-on workshop, and participants receive a documented solution.

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Engineers, architects, solutions consultants, project managers, scrum masters and security professionals.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • The why, what, how, and when of threat modelling
  • How to create and update a threat model
  • How to create an actionable threat model with your stakeholders
  • How to organise and prepare efficient threat modelling workshops
  • How to explain the methodology and need for threat modelling to others
  • Diagramming techniques, including Data Flow Diagramming
  • Threat identification techniques, including STRIDE and attack trees
  • How to carry out technical risk rating using the OWASP risk rating methodology
  • How to mitigate security and privacy threats with standard mitigations
  • The soft skills that will make you a better threat modeler

Live Use Case ‘Client’ Scenario specific learning outcome.

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Week 1: Threat modeling introduction (self-paced)

  • Threat modeling in a secure development lifecycle
  • What is threat modeling?
  • Why perform threat modeling?
  • Threat modeling stages
  • Different threat modeling methodologies
  • Documenting a threat model

Week 2: Diagrams – what are you building? (self-paced & live lab)

  • Understanding context
  • Doomsday scenarios
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Trust boundaries
  • Hands-on: Diagramming web and mobile applications, sharing the same REST backend

Week 2: Identifying threats – what can go wrong? (self-paced & live lab)

  • STRIDE introduction
  • Threat tables
  • Hands-on: Threat modeling an IoT gateway with a cloud-based update service
  • Attack trees
  • Attack libraries
  • Hands-on: Get into the attacker's head – modeling points of attack against a CNI facility

Week 3: Addressing each threat (self-paced & live lab)

  • How to address threats
  • Mitigation patterns
  • Setting priorities through risk calculation
  • Risk management
  • Threat agents
  • The mitigation process
  • Threat mitigations for microservices and S3 buckets in a payment service
  • Hands-on: threat modeling the DevOps CI/CD pipeline

Week 4: Threat modeling tooling and resources (self-paced)

  • Open-Source & free tools
  • Commercial tools
  • Hard copy
  • Online resources
  • Threat modeling community
  • Example threat models

Month 2: Bring your own case (self-paced & live lab)

  • Bring your own threat model – Customer Specific
  • Transfer activities
  • Mentoring
  • Review session

This course, also includes a complimentary online Certified Threat Modelling Practitioner exam, provided by Toreon.

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Special Notices

QA are proud to be the UK partner for Toreon.

This course is a blended learning class, 8 hours self-paced and 12 hours of online live labs.

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