Security testing helps the companies to ensure that the software systems and applications are safe from vulnerability.
FREMONT, CA : Security testing is a form of software testing that ensures that software systems and applications are safe. The aspect that the systems are free of any bugs or risks that can cause a significant loss is taken care of. Here is more about security testing.
Types of Security Testing
There are seven types of security testing in software testing. These are as follows:
1. Vulnerability scanning: An automated program scans a device against the vulnerability found.
2. Security scanning: For Manual and Automated scanning, this scan can be performed. It recognizes the vulnerabilities in the network and system. After that, it also delivers the solution.
3. Penetration testing: An examination of a device to look for possible vulnerabilities if there is an external hacking attempt.
4. Risk assessment: The analysis of security threats found in the business is done here. The hazards are graded as low, medium, and high. To minimize the incidence, it helps to include interventions.
5. Security auditing: It is a sort of internal inspection to verify software and operating systems' security vulnerabilities.
6. Posture assessment: It incorporates security scanning, ethical hacking, and risk analyses to reflect the company's core security.
7. Ethical hacking: The hackers try to hack to reveal the vulnerabilities in the organization's security system.
Techniques for security testing
Security testing follows various types of methods followed. Here is a list that describes them:
• Tiger box: The tester can conduct a test on the topology of the network and the technology.
• Black box: It helps analyze and attack vulnerabilities.
• Grey box: Partial knowledge is supplied to the tester. It is a combination between versions of a white box and a black box.
Focus areas of security testing
In security testing, there are four focus areas. The list below describes them.
1. System Software Security: It includes vulnerabilities in different applications, such as OS, database, on which the software relies.
2. Server-side Application Security: It ensures that the server-side is sufficiently strong to avoid any vulnerabilities.
3. Network Security: It checks for network infrastructure vulnerabilities.
4. Client-side Application Security: It makes sure the consumer is not manipulated.