RISCS Emeritus Fellows

Adam Shostack, Shostack + Associates
RISCS Emeritus Fellow

Adam is the author of Threat Modeling: Designing for Security and Threats: What Every Engineer Should Learn from Star Wars. He’s a leading expert on threat modeling, a consultant, expert witness, and game designer. He has decades of experience delivering security. His experience ranges across the business world from founding startups to nearly a decade at Microsoft.

His accomplishments include:
• Helped create the CVE. Now an Emeritus member of the Advisory Board.
• Fixed Autorun for hundreds of millions of systems
• Led the design and delivery of the Microsoft SDL Threat Modeling Tool (v3)
• Created the Elevation of Privilege threat modeling game
• Co-authored The New School of Information Security

Beyond consulting and training, Adam serves as a member of the Blackhat Review Board, an advisor to a variety of companies and academic institutions, and an Affiliate Professor at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He is a an Emeritus RISCS Advisory Board member and continues to support RISCS as Honorary Fellow.