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What Sort of Testing Do My Applications Need?

As you start to get an idea of what your application portfolio looks like, you then need to start determining the specific risks that applications can expose your organization to. This is typically done through application security testing – identifying vulnerabilities in an application so that you can make risk-based decisions about mitigation and resolution.

The challenge lies in the fact that there is no “one size fits all” approach to application security testing. You cannot constantly perform exhausting testing on all applications - you simply will not have the resources. And, you will be limited in the types of testing you can do based on the type, language, and framework of the application, as well as the availability of source code. To most effectively begin the application security testing process, you need to determine the depth of testing you want to accomplish.

The risk associated with the specific application is typically where you go to determine the...(continued)

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