SD Elements by Security Compass for Developer-Centric Threat Modeling

Additional Info

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


Traditional manual threat modeling methods are time consuming and expensive. As a result, they are difficult to scale in a fast-paced modern development environment and completed on only a fraction of your portfolio. In fact, due to the overwhelming number of applications in a typical enterprise, threat modeling is often skipped entirely.

Security Compass’ automated threat modeling is interwoven into a holistic and comprehensive approach to application security, threat management and compliance for DevOps environments. In 2022, Security Compass released major updates to SD Elements, offering new capabilities to help organizations deliver developer-centric software threat modeling. SD Elements supports developer-centric threat modeling by simplifying and accelerating the creation of threat models and driving standardization across software development and application security teams. Organizations utilizing SD Elements benefit from an 80% reduction time in threat modeling and a 90% reduction in risk assessment time, proving this platform can effectively manage and mitigate risk without compromising speed.

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. The primary innovation of SD Elements that sets it apart from others is that it is complementary to testing tools and can be used to bake threat modeling and security requirements management into the software development process, helping teams anticipate and eliminate potential threats and known vulnerabilities before the code is written.

SD Elements offers project integration capabilities, allowing 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, saving time while onboarding and threat modeling multiple apps in an enterprise environment.

As a result, 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 software development lifecycle 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.