Elevation of Privilege – Yes we made a card game for developers!


Welcome to the Tuesday article spotlight.

Elevation of Privilege (abbreviated “EoP”) is a card game developed by Adam Shostack with assistance from many patient Microsoft developers, and it is designed to provide a fun and educational introduction to the concepts and practice of Threat Modeling.

Take a look at this great Wiki article from Alun Jones, Security MVP:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/285.elevation-of-privilege-the-game.aspx

Here’s the strategy of EoP:

 

This is by far my favorite sentence in this article: “Cheating is encouraged.”

 

Now that’s a game! =^)

 

Has anyone played the game?

What kind of card game for IT Pros or Devs would you want to see?

 

Thanks!

   – Ninja Ed (Blog, Twitter, Wiki, Profile)

 

Comments (8)

  1. Luigi Bruno says:

    Elevation Of Privilege made me think about the acronym STRIDE, used when talking about security.

  2. Ed Price - MSFT says:

    Luigi,

    Right. They have that on the Wiki page. Did you see it?

  3. Ed Price - MSFT says:

    There's been a jump in views on this article. Thanks everyone! Check out the Wiki article and let us know what you think about the game!

  4. Tord G. Nordahl says:

    Never seen this game, but I sure have to play it looked like something straigt up my ally! hehe

  5. Ed Price - MSFT says:

    Tord, it would be cool if they hosted a tournament at TechEd or another big event! =^)

  6. hassan sayed issa20014 says:

    thanka

  7. hassan sayed issa20014 says:

    thank you

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    hai, I just want to tell you that I am just very new to blogs and seriously loved this website. More than likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog post .
    You amazingly come with really good posts. Thanks a lot for sharing your blog Microsoft.

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