SECURITY TESTING is a type of Software Testing that uncovers vulnerabilities, threats, risks in a software application and prevents malicious attacks from intruders. The purpose of Security Tests is to identify all possible loopholes and weaknesses of the software system which might result in a loss of information, revenue, repute at the hands of the employees or outsiders of the Organization.
TYPES OF SECURITY TESTING:
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Vulnerability Scanning: This is done through mechanized software to check a framework against known weakness marks.
Security Scanning: It includes recognizing system and framework shortcomings, and later gives answers for lessening these dangers. This examining can be performed for both Manual and Automated checking.
Penetration testing: This sort of testing reenacts an assault from a pernicious programmer. This testing includes examination of a specific framework to check for potential vulnerabilities to an outside hacking endeavor.
Risk Assessment: This testing includes examination of security dangers saw in the association. Dangers are delegated Low, Medium and High. This testing prescribes controls and measures to decrease the hazard.
Security Auditing: This is an inner review of Applications and Operating frameworks for security blemishes. A review should likewise be possible by means of line by line investigation of code
Ethical hacking: It’s hacking an Organization Software frameworks. In contrast to pernicious programmers, who take for their own benefits, the expectation is to uncover security imperfections in the framework.
Posture Assessment: This consolidates Security checking, Ethical Hacking and Risk Assessments to show a general security stance of an association.