Security Testing is a kind of software testing that discovers risks, vulnerabilities and threats in a software application and controls malicious attacks from intruders. The objective of the Security Tests is to determine the software system's weaknesses and loopholes, which might result in loss of revenue, information and reputation at the hands of the employees or outsiders of the organization.

The major purpose of Security Testing is to estimate its potential vulnerabilities and to recognize the threats in the system, so the system does not stop functioning or cannot be exploited and threats can be encountered. Through coding, Security Testing also helps in detecting all possible security risks in the system and helps developers to fix the issue.

Types of Security Testing

The main types of security testing as per the Open-Source Security Testing methodology manual are mentioned below;

  • ➤ Vulnerability Scanning
  • ➤ Security Scanning
  • ➤ Penetration Testing
  • ➤ Risk Assessment
  • ➤ Security Auditing
  • ➤ Ethical Hacking
  • ➤ Posture Assessment