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What is the STRIDE Methodology?

As technology improves and technology improves, so do threats. Cyber ecosystems are faced with the ever-growing number of threats every single day that has brought to threat modeling moving from an interesting idea in the abstract to becoming the current standard for information security.

The threat can originate both within the company and outside. To counter the threat and prevent unwanted third parties from gaining access to information cyber-security and threat analysts use techniques for threat modeling, specifically the STRIDE threat technique to ensure their defenses are strong.

Threat modeling is the process of finding, quantifying, and addressing the security risks that are associated with IT systems. It is a process that IT specialists and security analysts utilize to find security vulnerabilities and possible threats, determine the severity of these powerful attacks, and implement strategies in place to guard against attacks.

From an equidistant far distance, the threat modeling techniques promise protection and security against threats. In real-world scenarios, the methods used to model threats differ from each other in terms of quality, consistency, and value that is realized for the investment. A few of the most popular methods for threat modelling include the OCTAVE method, Trike threat modelling, PASTA threat modelling and the STRIDE method. In our discussion of the STRIDE methodology we’ll concentrate on its particulars, its uses and how it differs from other methods.

How do I use The STRIDE Threat Modeling Methodology?

Microsoft’s STRIDE approach aims to make sure that the software meets the security standards of Confidentiality Integrity and Availability (CIA) in addition to authorization, authentication and Non-Repudiation. The cybersecurity process involves the first step is to have security matter experts create a diagram-based data flow threat diagram. Following that, system engineers and/or other experts in the field review the application by using the STRIDE method.

The word STRIDE is an acronym. It is a reference to

Information disclosure
DoS or Denial of Service (DoS)
Privilege elevation


Spoofing is a different way to say ‘impersonating’. In a spoofing attack the attacker pretends to be someone else or system, without revealing and thus evading security. The typical spoofing attack employs the less secure authentication marks such as passwords that are simple for a person to figure out (date of birth, surname, username, or username, etc.) or simple passwords with four numbers.

When spoofing a process the attacker can build dependency by creating a fake document. When spoofing machines attack, attackers employ ARP Spoofing DNS spoofing, DNS spoofing, IP spoofing, DNS compromise.


Tampering happens when an person who is tampering with memory, disk or a network. This is in violation of integrity. Only authorized users should have access to information or data that is restricted or intended for only a specific organization or for individuals. If data is restricted, it’s to serve a specific purpose such as confidentiality or some other. Unauthorized access could lead to changes to the data or take it away that could have grave implications for the entire organization.


Repudiation is the act of the denial of an idea or a plan and claiming that you didn’t participate in a shady deal and makes it impossible to trace an act back to your involvement. Criminals are always looking to remain secretive, and so they conceal their crimes in a discreet manner in order to avoid being found out.

They could declare that they didn’t commit the things they’re accused of. They could claim to be victims of fraud or alter or enhance the information that is transmitted through the network, causing confusion security.

Information Transparency

This is the disclosure of information intended to be kept secret that violates the confidentiality of information. This is among the primary reasons behind breaches of data. Hackers are known to perform at least one of the following things:

Profiting from bad permissions to database
Access to files that are protected by the veil
File swaps or data retrieval from temp files
Find the crypto keys in the memory or in a file
Devices can boot or access the internet in the new OS

Denial of Service (DoS)

Each company has its own system that are able to perform specific tasks. A terminal for instance at an institution. The perpetrators block authorized users from accessing their system, which is in violation of the availability of the system. This halts the company’s activities and causes disruption to workflow and can be employed to blackmail an organization or force the company to pay a fee in exchange for the normalisation of workflow.

DoS is performed against a particular process, storage or flow of data. The attacker will exhaust the system’s resources by slowing down system performance, or by attempting to use all of the existing ‘Enter password attempts.

The Elevation of Privilege

If you allow an unauthorised individual inside or outside of a network access to an unrestricted file or virtual place, hackers perform an increase in privilege. This is a breach of authorization. Attackers disguise users as having more access than they ought to be granted, allowing them to engage in risks or take harmful actions.