SD Elements by Security Compass

Additional Info

CompanySecurity Compass
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionSoftware


Traditionally, manual threat modeling is a time-consuming process. Given its slow, inefficient nature, the process is difficult to scale in a fast-paced, modern development environment. In fact, due to the overwhelming number of applications in a typical enterprise, threat modeling is often skipped entirely.

In response to these challenges, Security Compass’ platform SD Elements offers a holistic and comprehensive approach to threat modeling in application security, threat management, and compliance for DevOps environments. SD Elements augments organizations’ traditional threat modeling activities, reserving STRIDE-style processes for their most critical assets, and expediting threat modeling activities while ensuring consistent and traceable coverage across their entire application portfolio. Organizations utilizing these capabilities can expect to see an 80% reduction in the time it takes to conduct threat modeling.

SD Elements also enables organizations to act on the threat model output, through code samples and training, as well as multiple software development lifecycle (SDLC) integrations such as ALM, scanners, and CI/CD plugins. SD Elements’ major innovation compared to other threat models is that its benefits do not end after the threat model. Actionable tasks for developers and testers are driven and tracked throughout the entire SDLC.

SD Elements offers project integration capabilities that allow users to further automate the threat modeling process. By pulling information about the application from an enterprise company’s project database into the SD Elements project survey, the platform saves time while onboarding and threat modeling multiple apps in an enterprise environment.

After an application is modeled in SD Elements, continuous updates about new vulnerabilities, compliance standards, and defenses are delivered into development processes, helping teams stay up to date with emerging threats. As a result of using SD Elements, organizations can expect fewer security issues at the testing phase, keeping costs down and schedules predictable.

How we are different

By helping agile organizations build security requirements and threat management into the SDLC from the start, organizations can model threats and manage risk cost-effectively and at the speed business demands.
SD Elements not only provides organizations with effective and easy automated threat modeling, but it creates an auditable record of all threat management activities to easily comply with new laws, policies, and regulations.
Security Compass’ Just-In-Time Training provides developers with the content and direction they need, allowing them to apply directly to a work task what they’ve learned from short training modules, as they build security into applications according to the requirements generated by automated threat modeling.