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Denim Group Launches Webinar Series – Threat Modeling for the Masses

Denim Group, an IT consultancy specializing in custom software development, systems integration and application security, will be producing and hosting a two-part webinar series on threat modeling, titled “Threat Modeling for the Masses,” which will expose security professionals and project managers to the threat modeling concept of addressing potential security vulnerabilities and provide basic techniques for applying this concept through real world examples.

John Dickson, CISSP and principal at Denim Group, will present the series. Mr. Dickson is a career information security professional, whose enterprise security background includes experience with intrusion detection systems, telecommunications security and application security. He consults with Fortune 500 clients, Department of Defense organizations and numerous Chief Information Officers regarding their organizations’ security programs and has served as Chief Information Security officer for a major healthcare organization.

“Up to this point, threat modeling has been the sole domain of architects and senior developers. However, the concepts that threat modeling provide are too important to be ignored by security professionals and project managers, who are ultimately held accountable for the security of systems or applications in development,” says John Dickson.

“This series is designed to empower security professionals and project managers with a tool that gives them a voice in the development process. The webinar format will make the presentation widely accessible to individuals interested in learning more on the topic.”

Part 1: Basic Threat Modeling
Attendees will learn the basic concepts of threat modeling and gain tools for creating a threat model. They will also learn basic techniques to apply these concepts in the development process.

Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 3:00-3:30PM (CST)

Part 2: Threat Modeling Applied
This part of the series will demonstrate how to apply threat modeling concepts to identify serious security flaws that might occur in the development of a simple web-based loan application. Specific areas of emphasis will include conceptualizing the application’s data flow, identifying potential threats and categorizing these threats based upon business risks.

Date: Tuesday, November 27th
Time: 3:00-3:30PM (CST)

About Denim Group

Denim Group, an IT consultancy specializing in custom software development, systems integration, and application security, serves a national and international client base of commercial and public sector organizations in industries including financial services, banking, insurance, healthcare and defense. With over forty years experience in large-scale software development projects and information security, the principals are recognized experts in their fields and founded the San Antonio chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). The San Antonio Business Journal recognized Denim Group as the Fastest Growing Company in San Antonio in 2006. For more information about Denim Group visit