Web and Desktop Application Security Testing Techniques

How to Test Application Security – Web and Desktop Application Security Testing Techniques

Security testing ensures if an information system protects data saved in it and maintains the security functionality as expected. The basic elements to be checked while Security testing of any software includes:

  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Availability
  • Non-repudiation

Security Testing phase focuses on detecting and making software systems and applications secure/free from any vulnerability, threats, bugs, risks that may result in a drastic data loss. Security testing of any system involves finding all potential loopholes and flaws of the system that might result in a system crash, application failure or loss of information while working.

Security testers are expected to perform various tests to make sure threats or bugs should not affect the system and result in system malfunctioning. They work proactively to detect any such bug/threat beforehand and control any/all possible security risks by fixing these with the help of making modifications in coding.

Vulnerability testing is performed to scan a system against the known or unknown vulnerability. This also involves analysis of a particular system to check for potential vulnerabilities to an external hacking attempt by simulates a malicious attack.

How to do Security Testing :

  • Security analysis for requirements and check abuse/misuse cases
  • Design security test plan, test scenarios, and test cases.
  • Execute Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Scanning