Application security testing is the process of making applications more resistant to security threats by identifying security weaknesses and vulnerabilities in source code.
Types of Security Tests
Static testing uses a white box testing approach, in which testers inspect the inner workings of an application by examining static source code and reports on security weaknesses. Static testing tools can be applied to non-compiled code to find issues like syntax errors, math errors, input validation issues, invalid or insecure references.
Dynamic testing uses a black box testing approach. Testers execute code and inspect it in runtime, detecting issues that may be security vulnerabilities. This can include issues with query strings, requests and responses, the use of scripts, memory leakage, cookie and session handling, authentication, third-party components and data injection.
Interactive testing combines static and dynamic testing to detect a wider range of security weaknesses. These tests can provide valuable information about the root cause of vulnerabilities and the specific lines of code that are affected, making remediation much easier by analyzing source code, data flow, configuration and third-party libraries.
Mobile testing combines static analysis, dynamic analysis and investigation of forensic data generated by mobile applications. They can test for security vulnerabilities as well as address mobile-specific issues like jailbreaking, malicious wi-fi networks and data leakage from mobile devices.
Software Composition Analysis
Software composition analysis testing helps you conduct an inventory of third-party commercial and open-source components used within your application. This testing helps you understand which components and versions are being used so you can identify the most severe security vulnerabilities and find the easiest way to remediate them.
Runtime Application Self-Protection
These tests analyze application traffic and user behavior at runtime, to detect and prevent cyber threats. With visibility into application source code, you can analyze weaknesses and vulnerabilities by identifying security weaknesses that have been exploited and provide active protection by terminating the session or issuing an alert.
Benefits of Security Testing
Quality product assurance
Reduced intrinsic business risk
Protection from external attacks
Why Choose Snap for Your Application’s Security Testing?
Uncover vulnerabilities in your application before bad actors do. Snap Automation’s security testing ensures your application is free from any threats or risks that can cause data-loss and privilege escalation.