Whether you run a business, oversee an entertainment venue, or manage a government or military installation, you are responsible for human lives and physical assets. There are always threats that imperil lives and put physical assets at risk of theft or damage, and security threat modeling is a method of first identifying and then mitigating these threats.
The White House recently declared October 2021 as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This has come after multiple high-profile attacks on fuel pipelines, police departments, food suppliers, hospitals, and other vital infrastructure and essential services. In his statement, the president points out how cyberattacks can have real-world consequences, potentially endangering not only the livelihoods of Americans but their lives.