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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Location: Microsoft office, 4th floor, Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA. Use the Microsoft-specific building entrance.

Free and includes pizza!

Developing a Threat Modeling Mindset
Nearly every day we hear about another compromise of a system that involves a breakdown of security. In many cases, the reason for compromise can be traced back to vulnerabilities that were not found or understood and not mitigated. The attacker(s) used those vulnerabilities to carry out threats against the system.

Threat modeling is a way of thinking about what can go wrong and how to prevent it. Instinctively, we all think this way in regards to our own personal security and safety. When it comes to building or evaluating information systems, we need to develop a similar mindset. In this session, Robert Hurlbut practical strategies to develop a threat modeling mindset by: understanding a system, identifying threats, identifying vulnerabilities, determining mitigations andapplying the mitigations through risk management.
Robert Hurlbut is an independent software security consultant, architect, developer, and trainer through Robert Hurlbut Consulting Services. Robert is a Microsoft MVP for Developer Security and holds the (ISC)^2 CSSLP certification. Robert has 30 years of industry experience in secure coding, software architecture, and software development and has served as a project manager, chief architect, and director of software development for several clients. Robert blogs at and shares links and other information on Twitter at @RobertHurlbut.

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What would a NAISG meeting be without refreshments? This month's meeting will be sponsored by Arbor Networks, the security division of NetScout, so come early to get the best seats and toppings.
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