Unlocking the Power of Threat Modeling: A Self-Paced Introduction for Stakeholders
Threat modeling is a vital aspect of software development and cybersecurity, but it can be a challenge for product owners, software architects, developers, project managers, and business analysts to fully understand its importance and how to participate in it with impact. However, by understanding the obstacles that these stakeholders face and providing them with value in their specific roles, we improve their participation and the overall security of our systems.
One of the biggest issues with threat modeling is that stakeholders may not always be actively involved in the process. Additionally, during threat modeling workshops, some knowledge is expected from stakeholders, which can lead to valuable meeting time being lost if one or a part of the group needs explanations while others do not.
But with a good understanding of the threat modeling process, the quality of the threat model will be improved. Additionally, a good threat model process is an effective tool for raising awareness about threats to a system, which in turn improves overall security.
To solve these problems, we propose a solution of training and retraining participants up front, preferably with self-paced e-learning on demand. This will allow stakeholders to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule, minimizing the need for in-person reminders. Additionally, recorded training with spaced repetition can be used for future reference. For one-time participants, a simple introduction can be provided.
At Toreon, we understand the importance of threat modeling and the challenges that stakeholders may face in understanding and executing it properly. That’s why we’ve developed a 2-hour self-paced Threat Modeling Introduction training to support our Threat Modeling Practitioner training. This training is designed for those who will be involved in threat modeling, such as testers, developers, security roles, administrators, DevOps engineers, architects, project managers, product owners, and management (CxO).
This self-paced training is designed to prepare stakeholders to understand what threat modeling is, the benefits of threat modeling, and how they will be involved in the process. By taking this training, stakeholders will be better equipped to improve the overall security of your systems.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Threat Modeling Introduction training or any of our other training services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have. With our help, you can unlock the power of threat modeling and improve the security of your systems.