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Glossary definition: Threat Modeling

Threat Modeling: A Systematic Approach to Security Risk

Threat Modeling is a structured approach to identifying, analyzing, and responding to potential security threats in a system, network, or application. It is used to identify and assess threats, vulnerabilities, and risks, and to develop a strategy to mitigate them. The process typically involves analyzing the system architecture, identifying potential threats, assessing their likelihood and impact, and then determining the most appropriate countermeasures to reduce or eliminate the risks. Threat Modeling can also be used to identify and prioritize security requirements and to evaluate the security of existing systems. The goal of Threat Modeling is to reduce the attack surface of a system, network, or application and to protect it from malicious actors.