Software Security Test Best Practices

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About Software Security Test Best Practices

Software security testing verifies that the software complies with security requirements. A security test plan would specify security requirements and tests that should be performed to locate weaknesses or situations that would cause a violation of security requirements. Security testing should include testing for confidentiality, integrity, authentication, authorization, availability and non-repudiation. The security requirements should consider each of these areas and security test should be performed to verify compliance.