The Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool 2014 is the latest version of the free Security Development Lifecycle Threat Modeling Tool that was previously released back in 2011.
Highlights of the new features include:
- New Drawing Surface Previous versions of the Threat Modeling Tool required Microsoft Visio to build the data flow diagrams, this new release has its own drawing surface and Visio is no longer needed.
- STRIDE per Interaction Big improvement for this release is change in approach of how we generate threats. Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool 2014 uses STRIDE per interaction for threat generation, were past versions of the tool used STRIDE per element.
- Migration for v3 Models Updating your older threat models is easier than ever. You can migrate threat models built with Threat Modeling Tool v3.1.8 to the format in Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool 2014
- Update Threat Definitions We over further flexibility to our users to customize the tool according to their specific domain. Users can now extend the included threat definitions with ones of their own.
Here’s a video showcasing the new features: