13:45 - 14:45
What The Hell Is Threat Modeling Anyway?

Short thesis

If you care about your privacy and security, everybody says you need a threat model. But what is a threat model? How do you make one? In this session, we'll walk you through the process of assessing your threats and building a model.


There is no single solution for keeping yourself safe online. Trying to protect all of your data from everyone all the time is impractical and exhausting. Digital security isn’t about which tools you use; rather, it’s about understanding the threats you face and how you can counter those threats. To become more secure, you must determine what you need to protect, and whom you need to protect it from. Threats can change depending on where you’re located, what you’re doing, and whom you’re working with. Therefore, in order to determine what solutions will be best for you, you should conduct a threat modeling assessment.

In this session, we'll talk about choosing tools, about operational security, and about what you need to think about to protect yourself and your data.