Important notice about SecAppDev 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 (Corona), with deep regret, we feel bound to postpone SecAppDev 2020 indefinitely. While there have been no official instructions to postpone events such as ours or reduce travel, both attendees and speakers have informed us that they are unable to attend SecAppDev.

We hope everyone in SecAppDev stays healthy, and wish everyone the best for the coming months.

SecAppDev 2020 Lecture Details

Story-driven threat modeling for the Agile-DevOps age

Abhay Bhargav
Thursday March 12, 14:00 - 15:30
Short description

Find that your Threat Modeling is outmoded, outdated and out of touch with your rapid-release app? Learn how you can change that with "story driven threat models" where you are threat modeling with your Agile Sprint and iterative SDLC


Threat Modeling has largely been done "system-wide". But with modern Agile and DevOps environments, systems are constantly undergoing changes, where a "point-in-time" threat model will be rendered obsolete. Yet, threat modeling is more important than ever before, especially in the age of continuous security.

This talk explores a relatively new approach to threat modeling. The concept is based on modeling stores (as in user stories or feature stories) to arrive at scalable threat models that are granular, iteration-friendly. You will walk away from this talk with new insights into threat modeling, and the inspiration to get started.

Key takeaway

Pratical story-driven threat modeling starting from user stories instead of systems is better suited for an automated DevOps world.

Content level


Target audience

DevOps professionals, application security professionals, application security managers, pentesters


Basic knowledge of application security and threat modeling

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Abhay Bhargav

Abhay Bhargav

CEO, we45

Abhay Bhargav is the Founder of we45, a focused Application Security Company. He is the Chief Architect of ÔÇťOrchestron"", a leading Application Vulnerability Correlation and Orchestration Framework. Abhay is a speaker and trainer at major industry events including DEF CON, BlackHat, OWASP AppSecUSA, EU and AppSecCali. His trainings have been sold-out events at conferences like AppSecUSA, EU, AppSecDay Melbourne, CodeBlue (Japan), BlackHat USA 2019, SHACK and so on.

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