Create Your First Threat Model Using a Spreadsheet

  • 11 April 2023
  • 2 replies
Create Your First Threat Model Using a Spreadsheet
Userlevel 5

About this workshop

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of threat modeling and apply the knowledge to create a threat model following six steps right in a spreadsheet. The six-step spreadsheet template is based on the STRIDE framework, one of the most popular security threat modeling methodologies.


  • Introduction to Threat Modeling

    • What’s threat modeling

    • Threat Modeling classification: STRIDE

    • Threat Modeling elements

    • Threat Modeling process: the four-question framework

    • Applying STIDE to Threat Modeling elements

    • Cloud Threat Modeling

  • Demo: using the six-step spreadsheet template to create a threat model for a two-tier web application



Template, Written Guide, Slide Deck

About the workshop leader

Shankar Chebrolu (@shankarbabu) is a Director at Red Hat, Inc., leading the efforts of information risk assessments to identify and manage risks within various business & IT services hosting personal and other sensitive data. Shankar curated and maintained Red Hat’s enterprise security standards and collaborated with various internal teams and vendors to help Red Hat maintain compliance against various industry standard security frameworks and global privacy laws. Shankar coordinated and delivered over 100+ security education sessions in Red Hat to enhance the overall security awareness at the enterprise level. Shankar initiated and has been working to mature the Threat Modeling practice at Red Hat. Shankar is also working on establishing enterprise risk quantification program which helps to effectively communicate information risk in financial terms. Shankar is also a founding member of Threat Modeling Connect.


Questions, comments, feedback?

Add a reply below 👇

2 replies

Thanks for a deep insight on the most beautiful template for threat modeling, definitely a very useful and a wonderful session.

Thanks for this interesting and simple way of threat modelling using a spread sheet template.