16th October 2019

checkmarx
11

What is application security testing?

Static Application Security Testing (SAST), also known as white-box testing, has proven to be one of the most effective ways to eliminate software flaws. No matter how much effort went into a thorough architecture and design, applications can still sustain vulnerabilities.

Also question is, what is security in testing?

Security testing is a process intended to reveal flaws in the security mechanisms of an information system that protect data and maintain functionality as intended. Typical security requirements may include specific elements of confidentiality, integrity, authentication, availability, authorization and non-repudiation.

What are the features of security testing?

Features or characteristics of security testing tools are:
  • To identify viruses;
  • To detect intrusions such as denial of service attacks;
  • To simulate various types of external attacks;
  • Probing for open ports or other externally visible points of attack;
  • To identify weaknesses in password files and passwords;

Why security testing is done?

Security testing is a process that is performed with the intention of revealing flaws in security mechanisms and finding the vulnerabilities or weaknesses of software applications. Security testing is more effective in identifying potential vulnerabilities when performed regularly.