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. Luigi,

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

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

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

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    You amazingly come with really good posts. Thanks a lot for sharing your blog Microsoft.

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