Hackers are attacking everything that moves on the Internet and not a day goes by without another data breach announced on the news. Security is non-negotiable in the eyes of your customer, but does your quality assurance process add value to the security fight? Do the products that you sell or web applications that your users rely on every day stand up to the daily onslaught of security attacks?
In this session we will explore why security is crucial to a quality assurance professional. We will describe the four tenets of security test: mindset, knowledge, process, and tools. Mindset is knowing how attackers think so that you can apply the same focus to your testing. Knowledge is the core items you must understand to implement security test. Process is an overview of how to apply security to QA. Tools describes the available security test tools and techniques that you can add to your toolbox.
You’ll leave this session with an appreciation for why everyone in your test organization needs to strive to become a security person. When a QA team is motivated and on fire for security, your customers and end users will reap the benefits of a more secure solution.