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Threat Modeling

The only security book to be chosen as a Dr. Dobbs Jolt Award Finalist since Bruce Schneier's Secrets and Lies and Applied Cryptography! Adam Shostack is responsible for security development lifecycle threat modeling at Microsoft and is one of a handful of threat modeling experts in the world. Now, he is sharing his considerable expertise into this unique book. With pages of specific actionable advice, he details how to build better security into the design of systems, software, or services from the outset. You'll explore various threat modeling approaches, find out how to test your designs against threats, and learn effective ways to address threats that have been validated at Microsoft and other top companies. Systems security managers, you'll find tools and a framework for structured thinking about what can go wrong. Software developers, you'll appreciate the jargon-free and accessible introduction to this essential skill. Security professionals, you'll learn to discern changing threats and discover the easiest ways to adopt a structured approach to threat modeling. Provides a unique how-to for security and software developers who need to design secure products and systems and test their designs Explains how to threat model and explores various threat modeling approaches, such as asset-centric, attacker-centric and software-centric Provides effective approaches and techniques that have been proven at Microsoft and elsewhere Offers actionable how-to advice not tied to any specific software, operating system, or programming language Authored by a Microsoft professional who is one of the most prominent threat modeling experts in the world As more software is delivered on the Internet or operates on Internet-connected devices, the design of secure software is absolutely critical. Make sure you're ready with Threat Modeling: Designing for Security.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xxi Part I Getting Started 1 Chapter 1 Dive In and Threat Model! 3 Chapter 2 Strategies for Threat Modeling 29 Part II Finding Threats 59 Chapter 3 STRIDE 61 Chapter 4 Attack Trees 87 Chapter 5 Attack Libraries 101 Chapter 6 Privacy Tools 111 Part III Managing and Addressing Threats 123 Chapter 7 Processing and Managing Threats 125 Chapter 8 Defensive Tactics and Technologies 145 Chapter 9 Trade-Off s When Addressing Threats 167 Chapter 10 Validating That Threats Are Addressed 189 Chapter 11 Threat Modeling Tools 203 Part IV Threat Modeling in Technologies and Tricky Areas 215 Chapter 12 Requirements Cookbook 217 Chapter 13 Web and Cloud Threats 243 Chapter 14 Accounts and Identity 253 Chapter 15 Human Factors and Usability 293 Chapter 16 Threats to Cryptosystems 333 Part V Taking It to the Next Level 353 Chapter 17 Bringing Threat Modeling to Your Organization 355 Chapter 18 Experimental Approaches 385 Chapter 19 Architecting for Success 407 Appendix A Helpful Tools 421 Appendix B Threat Trees 429 Appendix C Attacker Lists 477 Appendix D Elevation of Privilege: The Cards 501 Appendix E Case Studies 511 Glossary 533 Bibliography 543 Index 567

About the Author

Adam Shostack is a principal program manager on Microsoft s Trustworthy Computing Team. His experience as an operational systems manager and product developer at companies from startups to Microsoft ensures this book is practical and grounded. He helped found the CVE, the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, and more.

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