Lone Wolves: The New Terrorism of Right-Wing Single Actors

As the attacks in Norway, Munich and most recently Christchurch have shown: a new threat is now shaking liberal Western societies. Florian Hartleb is responsible for security development lifecycle threat modeling at Microsoft and is one of a handful of threat modeling experts in the world. Now, he is sharing his considerable expertise into this unique book. With pages of specific actionable advice, he details how to build better security into the design of systems, software, or services from the outset. You'll explore various threat modeling approaches, find out how to test your designs against threats, and learn effective ways to address threats that have been validated at Microsoft and other top companies. Systems security managers, you'll find tools and a framework for structured thinking about what can go wrong. Software developers, you'll appreciate the jargon-free and accessible introduction to this essential skill. Security professionals, you'll learn to discern changing threats and discover the easiest ways to adopt a structured approach to threat modeling.

Book contents:

  1. Right-Wing Terrorism. Still an Underestimated Threat

  2. What Is a “Lone Wolf”?

  3. Offenders and Terrorism. Ideology, Motives, Objectives

  4. Radicalisation in Our Midst and in Virtual Rooms and Spaces

  5. Counter-Strategies and Prevention