July 06, 2006
Microsoft Threat Analysis and Modeling Tool v2 reaches RTM
I have been using Frank Swiderski's original Threat Modeling tool for some time. If you search for "threat model" on my blog you will see plenty of stuff over the last few years on how Microsoft has matured the whole process, and how I have matured in my understanding of that process at the same time. Well, I am pleased to announce that alongside their maturing in the threat modeling process, they have gone out of their way to make the original threat modeling tool 100x better.
I am just floored by the release of the RTM version of the Threat Analysis and Modeling Tool v2.0. You would be amazed about some of the features in this version of the tool. Taking the bulleted list from Anil's post over on the Threat Modeling Team blog, check out some of these features:
It's the last bullet that just pushed it over the edge for me. When you download and install this tool (and you REALLY should), make sure you go through the Video Tutorials. The Launchpad that starts with the tool has in depth video tutorials ranging from the reason why to threat model to instructions on just how to approach it. You owe it to yourself to spend a bit of time and go through each tutorial.
On top of that, the UI is beautiful. Compared to the original tool, its just amazingly slick. And a few of the bugs I talked to Frank about are finally fixed! When you build your first threat model using this of the tool, make sure you use the Wizard. Microsoft has done a great job to simplify the whole threat modeling process through that tool.
Great job Microsoft. Kudos to the ACE Services group for completing an excellent rewrite of the Threat Analysis and Modeling Tool for us.Posted by SilverStr at July 6, 2006 10:16 PM | TrackBack