Death Star Threat Modeling presented at The Last HOPE 2008

by Kevin Williams,

Tags: Security Risk Development

Summary : In the field of Information Security, the terms vulnerability, threat, and risk have specific meanings and are often misapplied and misidentified in projects. This presentation will explain threat modeling as it applies to information and application security projects, utilizing the shared memory of the Death Star trench run as an analogy to better understand these concepts. You will learn how to define risks, threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures; how to integrate threat modeling into a software development lifecycle; examine example threat modeling methodologies; and hear real-world anecdotes of threat modeling successes and failures.
A Decade Under the DMCA
Marcia Wilbur
In October 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was signed by President Clinton. Since that time, the DMCA was used to prevent free speech and reverse engineering. The DMCA offers patent-like protection although this is a copyright law. Many people have been adversely affected by the DMCA. Cases will be discussed and information regarding filing counter notifications will be presented.