Adam Shostack: 2017 Privacy Threat Modeling Project

Adam Shostack takes the issues of personal privacy and institutional transparency; one of the primary reasons why he is involved in the Seattle Privacy Coalition. A Member of the Seattle Privacy Coalition Board since 2015, Adam Shostack works to utilize his skills, insight, and experience in cyber security to provide the organization strategic guidance in terms of how digital information is collected; to better inform the Coalition’s efforts in terms of advocating for privacy protection and security far down the road.

One such effort was Adam Shostack’s leadership on a 2017 Threat Modeling Privacy project. Along with a noted colleague and fellow Seattle Privacy Coalition board member, Shostack took on the responsibilities of this project with enthusiasm; one with the eventual goals of:

  • Modeling and categorizing the methods through which organizations, both public and private, collect personal data and information, as well as to determine options and their tradeoff or cost to the individual.
  • Developing an inventory that includes both those things people do online and the ways their data is gathered by organizations. This inventory would then be utilized to build a bigger picture of online data collection, from which further analysis is/was to be performed.
  • Coming to a tool, process or method that can be effectively applied across a variety of target groups and threat models so as to provide a method for better approaching and understanding holistic defense strategies.

Get more info through Threat Modeling: Lessons from Star Wars – Adam Shostack – Tripwire


Author: adamshostack

Adam Shostack is grateful for the opportunity to have served on the Seattle Privacy Coalition Board since 2015.Entrepreneur and technologist Adam Shostack focuses on providing customers with expert security analysis and solutions that work to improve security outcomes for their organizations

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