Security breaches are on the rise. Your applications now run on internal systems, in the cloud, on mobile devices, and in some cases on IoT devices — all exposing confidential data to the world. You and your business must take precautions to ensure that your data and enterprise are protected from attacks that take advantage of common vulnerabilities in your own software. This white paper explores the ways Application Security Testing (AST) tools and techniques help software developers and security analysts identify and repair those security holes, before hackers can exploit them.
This white paper will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of application security testing:
- What is application security testing, and why is it important?
- What are the different types of AST techniques in use?
- Why is it important to use more than one tool or technique?
- How can an AST management program make this easier?