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Last year we released a beta version of our free Attack Surface Analyzer tool. The purpose of this tool is to help software developers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and IT Professionals better understand changes in Windows systems’ attack surface resulting from the installation of new applications. Since the initial launch of Attack Surface Analyzer, we have received quite a bit of positive feedback on the value it has provided to customers. Today we are pleased to announce that the beta period has ended and Attack Surface Analyzer 1.0 is now available for download.
Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of a new version of a very popular Security Development Lifecycle tool – Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool 2014. It’s available as a free download from Microsoft Download Center here.
Threat modeling is an invaluable part of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process. We have discussed in the past how applying a structured approach to threat scenarios during the design phase of development helps teams more effectively and less expensively identify security vulnerabilities, determine risks from those threats, and establish appropriate mitigations.
For those who would like more of an introduction to threat modeling, please visit Threat Modeling: Uncover Security Design Flaws Using the STRIDE Approach. But, without further ado, let’s dig into the fun stuff – the new features of Threat Modeling Tool 2014. Read more