We constantly read about leaks and security attacks that hit well-known applications. Businesses cannot take security for granted. With so much critical data in play, they must prioritize application security and the process of identifying security flaws to ensure apps are safe.
However, Security Testing (as it is called in the industry) is complex. So many businesses cannot secure their applications because they are unsure how to verify their security in the first place.
One of the biggest complexities with software security and testing is the pace of change in the number and types of vulnerabilities. While there are ways to secure your code against common vulnerabilities, there might still be security holes from issues with third-party applications, browsers, operating systems, and networking systems that are often beyond your control. By following the testing methods below, you can detect most (if not all) known security risks and fix these problems during development