Quantifying Compensating Controls

Quantifying Compensating Controls with ThreatModeler

Compensating controls are cyber security mechanisms put in place to satisfy specific security compliance standards for regulatory purposes[i] or to meet a manufacturer’s guidelines.[ii] Such controls are not intended to be less stringent. Rather, the controls must – at a minimum – satisfy the rigor of the original security requirement.[iii] The purpose of compensating controls[…]

Staying on top of the Threat Landscape

Make Threat Intelligence Actionable

Today’s enterprises receive a myriad of new threat intelligence from multiple feeds and sources. Most organizations highly value such threat intelligence as essential to a strong security posture and fulfilling their security mission. It can be challenging, however, to make threat intelligence actionable. With the plethora of new threats added daily to the cyber ecosystem,[…]

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Helping Boards Understand Cybersecurity

According to recent Harvard research, cybersecurity is one of the greatest challenges corporate boards face, and yet it is the area in which they consider themselves least prepared to manage.[i] However, Cybersecurity is a significant and growing issue for enterprises. Gartner estimates that spending on information security reached $81.6 billion in 2016;[ii] and in the[…]

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Comparing ThreatModeler to Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool (TMT)

Recently, several requests have been made by members of the security community asking that MyAppSecurity provide a comparison between our product offering, ThreatModeler, the industry’s first automated, collaborative, scalable, and repeatable threat modeling solution, and Microsoft’s TMT, Microsoft threat modeling tool, which was released in April of 2014. Even though the methodologies and functional designs[…]