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Learning Guide: Application security testing techniques


Testing applications for security purposes is such a basic, important safety measure that most security professionals wouldn't think twice about it. Yet just a few years ago, the methods for application security testing were limited in both scope and number.

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that has changed. Now the tools and techniques for testing are more sophisticated. We can expect advancements in methodology, novel approaches to testing and many new products to come. This learning guide breaks testing down into several categories, although there is inevitably some overlap. Use these papers, expert opinions, articles, news and tips to refine your application security testing strategy. If you know of an article, tip, tool or method that should be included, send me an e-mail with the information and I'll be happy to add it. – Jennette Mullaney, assistant editor.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Vulnerability Assessment
   Source Code/Static Analysis
   Penetration Testing
   Fuzz Testing
   Obfuscation
   Architectural Risk Analysis
   Other Useful Resources

  Vulnerability Assessment

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  Source Code/Static Analysis

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  Penetration Testing

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  Fuzz Testing

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  Obfuscation

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  Architectural Risk Analysis

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  Other useful resources

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Expert advice on tools and technologies

Do you have a question about application security testing techniques? Our Tools & Technologies expert Brad Arkin may have the answer. Read advice he has given or submit your own questions.


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Are there other topics you'd like to see learning guides on? Send assistant editor Jennette Mullaney an e-mail at jmullaney@techtarget.com and let her know what they are.

This was first published in September 2006

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