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Title: Don’t be sorry, stay alert with Security Testing


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Dont be sorry, stay
alert with Security Testing
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Dont be sorry, stay alert
with Security Testing
The time has elapsed when Security Testing was
compared to a strong firewall. Over the last
few years of digital uncertainty and
transformation risks, enterprises have started
looking at not so obvious security scares. It
is generally assumed that security is a concern
just for external facing applications. But it is
an equally genuine issue for applications that
operate within the confines of an organization.
The flexibility provided by Digital channels has
given way to unexplored security loopholes.
Hence, there is a growing need to build a
proactive Security Testing strategy as against a
reactive one. According to OWASP, the most
popular online security community, many internal
facing applications are much more prone to
attacks when compared to external facing or
consumer facing applications in a much more
volatile environment. It is important to look at
factors impacting the security of an application
or a software. Application security and the role
of Security Threat Modelling In order to
understand the factors impacting the secure
interface of an application, it is essential to
understand the environment in which the
application operates. In the simplest possible
way, a software application succumbs to an attack
when its Network and Operating System is exposed
or hijacked during an unforeseen incident. Hence,
it is critical to secure your network and the
Operating System where the application
thrives. Understanding and studying the
applications architecture is a logical step that
teams need to take while building a
well-researched Security Testing strategy. This
is a critical step that is needed before
reviewing the source code that primarily helps
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to scrutinize the application in the light of an
enterprises requirements. It further enables
experts to look at the application from an
attackers perspective than just being on the
defensive mode. Threat Modelling is the best
possible way to diagnose an applications
structure and in this regard independent bodies
such as OWASP have even identified the
parameters. Every product or application will
have its own loopholes, hence, the parameters for
evaluating the risks might differ. Nevertheless,
some key factors to consider in your Security
Testing strategy could be Source of the
threats, interface of the attacks, potential
attacks expected, business impact, and your
Disaster Management strategy. Security Threat
Modelling helps to evaluate the risks and sets
the stage to build a relevant strategy for the
organization or the software application under
test. For instance, there are news reports that
Samsung, the South Korean tech giant is
reportedly testing the first Android Go device in
some key markets. While there could be multiple
aspects within the testing strategy, but when it
comes to security testing, the team would
necessarily understand the environment in which
the device and software would operate. Threat
Modelling can be a big time saver and a smart way
to deal with recurring and even unexplored
issues. Build a relevant Test Automation
strategy It is evident from multiple research
reports and expert analysis that Test Automation
has been adding tremendous business value for
enterprises. However, test automation can
effectively offer business value only when it is
aligned with the overall
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strategy. With Security Testing, it is important
to identify the areas within an application that
need rigorous test automation. The team can
consider Vulnerability Testing to identify the
most vulnerable areas within an application.
Depending on the requirements of the project, the
test automation tools can be selected and
implemented for Security testing. Some tools can
perform end-to-end security testing, while some
can specifically help to spot a flaw within the
application. It will further support the team to
prioritize the security testing initiatives and
deliver focussed results. Adopt a Software
Testing strategy that fits you Choosing the
right testing strategy is absolutely critical in
the Software Development process. Many teams are
considering practices such as DevOps and Agile to
deal with the growing challenges posed by Digital
Transformation. The core requirement is to bring
business agility and make testing a continuous
and collaborative approach. Especially, when it
comes to Security Testing, it has to be a
conscious decision to adopt specific testing
practices. Read Full Blog at https//www.cignit
i.com/blog/stay-alert-with-security-testing/
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