Optimize Security Mitigation Effectiveness Using STRIDE

Understand how well your security countermeasures are working for you.


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Making security decisions without the right information can result in:

  • Unmitigated vulnerabilities allowed to persist.
  • Potentially damaging security incidents.
  • Wasted financial and human resources.

Understanding the threat landscape and mitigation effectiveness leads to:

  • Informed business and security decisions.
  • A defensible and quantified security roadmap.
  • A proactive and right-sized security program.

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Module 1: Setup: Risk Tolerance, and Data and Element Inventory

The Purpose

  • Discuss the organizational risk tolerance / risk management strategy.
  • Establish a foundational frame for data and element categorization.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A map is created of the valuable data and which assets it flows through

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Validate pre-work (data classification, IT systems element inventory, rough data mapping).
  • Data classification scheme
  • Categorized systems elements
  • Rough map of data flows (resting and transmission)
1.2 Review Info-Tech’s quantified risk model and STRIDE threat model.
1.3 Begin threat modeling activity.

Module 2: Threat Severity Assessment

The Purpose

  • Perform a detailed analysis of the organizational threat and risk exposure.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand Info-Tech’s quantified threat severity model
  • A map of the systems threat landscape

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Complete threat modeling activity
  • Mitigation Effectiveness Tool, Threat Severity tab

Module 3: Control Maturity Assessment

The Purpose

  • Catalog all the existing security capabilities and map them to the threats that they mitigate.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Security control capabilities and maturity mapped to the system threats

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Review the STRIDE security traits and threat – countermeasure relationships.
3.2 Perform a security control and maturity assessment.
  • Mitigation Effectiveness Tool, Control Maturity tab
3.3 Identify gap initiatives to address unacceptable risks.
  • Gap initiative list

Module 4: Gap Initiative Identification and Prioritization

The Purpose

  • Identify security gaps based on threat-control assessments.
  • Create a prioritized roadmap and plan to implement gap initiatives.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Clearly identified and documented security gaps
  • Prioritized list of initiatives required to address security gaps to the organizational needs

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Prioritize gap initiatives.
  • Prioritized gap initiative list
4.2 Make a plan to incorporate the gap initiatives into a security roadmap, and discuss how to integrate risk model into overall risk management decisions.
  • Workshop results incorporated into risk management and security strategy
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