What is web security testing?

What is web security testing?

Web application security testing is the process of testing, analyzing and reporting on the security level and/or posture of a Web application. The key objective behind Web application security testing is to identify any vulnerabilities or threats that can jeopardize the security or integrity of the Web application.

What are the types of Web testing security problems?

Here are the different types of threats which can be used to take advantage of security vulnerability.

  • Privilege Elevation.
  • SQL Injection.
  • Unauthorized Data Access.
  • URL Manipulation.
  • Denial of Service.
  • Data Manipulation.
  • Identity Spoofing.
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

What is SAST and DAST testing?

Static application security testing (SAST) is a white box method of testing. Dynamic application security testing (DAST) is a black box testing method that examines an application as it’s running to find vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.

Which tool is used for security testing?

1. Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) Developed by OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project), ZAP or Zed Attack Proxy is a multi-platform, open-source web application security testing tool.

What are key techniques used in security testing?

Security Testing – Techniques:

  • Injection.
  • Broken Authentication and Session Management.
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Insecure Direct Object References.
  • Security Misconfiguration.
  • Sensitive Data Exposure.
  • Missing Function Level Access Control.
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Is SonarQube a security tool?

The OWASP Top 10 represents security professionals’ broad consensus about the most critical security risks to web applications. SonarQube offers significant OWASP Top 10 coverage across many languages to help you protect your systems, your data and your users.