Security Testing: Universal Recommendations

Security Testing: Universal Recommendations
July 04 07:24 2016  

The realities of today’s world make every software testing company pay particular attention to the security of products under test.

It’s no wonder, considering that the cost of mistakes is too high. Without proper security testing, even the apps that provide the greatest user experience are not immune from being abandoned by users.

How to Properly Conduct Security Testing?

As told by the seasoned industry professionals, the best way to dive into security testing is to execute penetration and vulnerability testing. These testing types are intended for simulation of hacker attacks, discovery and fixing of security flaws, verification of the security system’s readiness to attacks, and determination of possible risks. The execution of these activities can be much easier if accompanied with automated testing tools.

Testing in the laboratory environments is an essential part of the entire security testing process, but, of course, it’s not enough. To achieve significantly better security, a company needs to at least use testbeds that accurately simulate the real-life environment.

Lastly, but not least importantly, is to start the security testing mechanism at the planning stage and continuously carry it out over the course of the agile software development process.

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