Security Testing Definitions

  • C

    code review

    Code review is a phase in the computer program development process in which the authors of code, peer reviewers, and perhaps quality assurance reviewers get together to review code, line by line... (Continued)

  • D

    dynamic analysis

    Dynamic analysis is the testing and evaluation of a program based on execution with selected data... (Continued)

  • H

    Higgins Trust Framework (HTF)

    The Higgins Trust Framework (HTF) is an API (application program interface) that allows end users to store identity information in locations of their choice and share portions of that information anonymously with online vendors and service providers in a controlled manner... (Continued)

  • S

    source code analysis

    Source code analysis is the automated testing of source code for the purpose of debugging a computer program or application before it is distributed or sold.

  • static verification

    Static verification is the set of processes that analyzes code to ensure defined coding practices are being followed, without executing the application itself.

  • T

    Trusted Computing Group (TCG)

    The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2003 to define, develop and promote security specifications for computers and networks...(Continued)

  • W

    Web Application Security Consortium (WASC)

    The Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) is a worldwide organization devoted to the establishment, refinement and promotion of Internet security standards.

  • X

    XML bomb

    An XML (Extensible Markup Language) bomb is a small but dangerous message that is composed and sent with the intent of overwhelming the program that parses XML files... (Continued)

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