Security Software Testing

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Quite often computer systems become the objective of illegal entry, for example attempts of hackers to break into systems for fun or revenge of disgruntled employees.

In modern software world information security takes an important place. To examples of such software one can refer firewalls, antiviruses, encryption software and gaining access.

Security testing is the assessment process of the vulnerability of software and websites to various attacks including viruses, hackers, unauthorized access to confidential data etc. During security testing a team of testers plays the role of attacking party.

Software security testing has a set of various meanings and can be implemented in different ways.

Security testing covers the following security concepts:

  1. Confidentiality or a measure of security protecting information against its disclosure by not intended parties.
  2. Integrity or a measure allowing the receiver to define if the provided data is correct.
  3. Authentication which usually includes confirmation of a person identity, compliance of a product with what its labeling and packaging claims or assurance that a program is the one you can trust.
  4. Availability or a security measure assuring that information is ready and available when and as expected.
  5. Authorization or a process of defining if a requester has a right to perform this or that operation. The process also includes access control.
  6. Non-repudiation that helps to ensure that a message is sent and the parties received it. Due to non-repudiation a sender will not be able to deny sending and in turn a receiver won’t be able to deny receiving.

Our specialists prepare a well thought out plan for security testing, depending on the application and the specific business requirements.

TestFort team offers the full cycle of security testing for Web, Desktop and Mobile applications to ensure that the information system protects data properly and supports functionality.