Software Security Testing Tools Definitions

  • A

    auditor

    In Web advertising, this usually means a third-party company that audits the number of visitors to or impression sent from a Web site during some time period.

  • C

    CGI scanner

    A CGI (common gateway interface) scanner is a program that searches for known vulnerabilities in Web servers and application programs by testing HTTP requests against known CGI strings... (Continued)

  • countermeasure

    A countermeasure is an action, process, device, or system that can prevent, or mitigate the effects of, threats to a computer, server or network.

  • O

    obfuscation (obfu)

    Obfuscation, in general, describes a practice that is used to intentionally make something more difficult to understand. In a programming context, it means to make code harder to understand or read.

  • P

    pen test (penetration testing)

    Penetration testing (also called pen testing) is a tool for testing a computer system, network or Web application to find vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. (Continued)

  • S

    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.

  • V

    vulnerability scanner

    A vulnerability scanner is a program that performs the diagnostic phase of a vulnerability analysis, also known as vulnerability assessment... (Continued)

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