Several enterprises are increasingly investing time and money in building application security tasks into their existing SDLCs. Some of them have also reached the conclusion that proactive approaches , like threat modeling, have more ROI than reactive approaches. As a result, some enterprises with nascent appsec programs have turned to threat modeling as a panacea for their security problems. However, threat modeling may not be the solution to their immediate problems. Now I recognize that this may be a controversial statement.

Recently, I have been involved in several situations where organizations with their heart in the right place have made threat modeling mandatory as part of the development process, with limited success. My point is that threat modeling as part of a mature SDLC is a desired end state though not necessarily the initial step. Let's examine this argument. Read More...

Akshay Aggarwal
Practice Manager (North America & Latam)