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What is Information Security Testing?

 , updated on July 08, 2023
Information security testing is the practice of testing platforms, services, systems, applications, devices and processes for information security vulnerabilities. This is typically highly automated with tools that scan for known vulnerabilities and simulate attacks using known threat patterns. Information security testing may also include a series of manual attacks by skilled information security specialists.
Testing is one part of a secure development process that begins with a secure architecture, design and coding practices. It is common to hold architecture and code reviews to confirm that designs and code are secure. This typically focuses on areas such as authorization, authentication, APIs, integration, session management, user input validation and other areas that are particularly vulnerable to security threats.
Overview: Information Security Testing
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Testing for vulnerabilities in software and hardware using known vulnerability and threat patterns.
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