Why Security Team Collaboration is Critical for the Threat Modeling Process

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Enterprises are recognizing the importance of implementing security measures early in the software development life cycle (SDLC) as data breaches are becoming more evident. The threat modeling process has proven to be the number one approach in removing security vulnerabilities in the design phase of any application. Threat modeling methodology allows security professionals to identify and address threats, increasing the security of any application cost-effectively.

However, security experts are learning that team collaboration is critical when building a threat modeling process. Just like Steve Jobs used to say, “Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people.” Every process requires systematic team collaboration to achieve success.

Development of security operations (DevSecOps) collaboration creates a faster and smoother workflow in the threat modeling process.

Why is Security Team Collaboration Important for the Threat Modeling Process?

Organizations involving their teams in all aspects of the threat modeling process notice an evident improvement in the security controls integration, a decrease in operation delays and prevention of aftermath implementation of security procedures. Security team collaboration enables enterprises to drive successful operative security policies and cyber risk management in the IT ecosystem.

Threat modeling involves different departments within an organization to deliver an actionable output. Each role will help improve the organization’s end-to-end security. When building a threat modeling process, some of the major roles and their responsibilities are:

  • Architects – Identify security problems and mitigation strategies in the design phase.
  • Administrators – Identify the nature of the IT ecosystem and threat framework as new applications are deployed.
  • DevOps – Exploit threat model outputs through industry tools such as JIRA, Jenkins or Qualys.
  • Security Teams – Secure that mitigation strategies are accurately employed while identifying where security requirements are most likely to fail.
  • CISOs – Understand the organization’s adversaries and which threats are significant to their applications. Therefore, CISOs are in charge of generating competent security policies across the system infrastructure.

Learn more: Implementing Enterprise Threat Modeling

ThreatModeler is an automated threat modeling solution that strengthens an enterprise’s SDLC by identifying, predicting and defining threats across all applications and devices in the operational IT stack. Security and DevOps teams are empowered to make proactive decisions from holistic views and data analytics of their attack surface, enabling enterprises to minimize their overall risk.

To learn more about how your organization can identify security threats during the SDLC for faster, smarter, more secure application production, request a free evaluation of the ThreatModeler platform or contact us to speak with an application threat modeling expert today.

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