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Security Testing

The security system is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system are protected by uncovering from possible threats and risks which may cause loss to the software. The goal of security testing is to identify the threats or any mistakes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measures its potential to work for the particular requirement so that the system doesn’t stop functioning or damaged. Security testing is a process designed to reveal flaws in the security mechanisms of an information system that protect data and maintain functionality as intended.

security testing tools are useful in detecting applications and safeguard the websites against attacks.

4 types of security tools that everyone uses:

  1. firewalls
  2. antivirus software
  3. anti-spyware software
  4. password management software.

Typical security requirements may include specific elements like confidentiality, honesty, authentication, availability, authorization, and non-repudiation. Security testing is a must and should activity for all the various things in the system which doesn’t allow any manipulation in any server. Actual security requirements tested depend on the security requirements achieved by the system. Security as a term has a number of different and can be completed in a number of different ways. As such a Security Taxonomy helps us to understand these different approaches and meanings by providing a base level to work from.

Insecurity testing system mainly we see in the areas of

  • checking for network disturbances
  • system software testing involves analyzing the weakness and various things in the application.
  • Client application security ensures that he cannot be manipulated.
  • Sever application security is done for server code and technologies for ensuring that they are strong enough to offend anything.

By this, I conclude that security testing mainly focused to expose the security flaws in the system.

 

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