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Automatic security testin g tools for web-based system. CS577b Individual Research Shi- Xuan Zeng 04/23/2012. Outline. Introduce security testing Web application/system security testing Web application/system security risks Security testing tools comparison Summary.

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Automatic security testin g tools for web based system

Automatic security testingtools for web-based system

CS577b Individual Research

Shi-XuanZeng

04/23/2012


Outline
Outline

  • Introduce security testing

  • Web application/system security testing

  • Web application/system security risks

  • Security testing tools comparison

  • Summary


What is security testing
What is security testing?

  • Providing evidence

  • Fulfilling requirements

  • Fundamental processes

    • Boundary values

    • Equivalence classes

    • Security classes

* Web Security Testing Cookbook (O’Reilly)


Web application security testing
Web application security testing

  • Functional testing V.S. Security testing

  • Use variety tools manually and automatically

  • Simulate and stimulate activities

  • Goal

    • Produce repeatable and consistent tests

* Web Security Testing Cookbook (O’Reilly)


Web application security risks
Web application security risks

*OWASP Top Ten Project (2010)


Top 10 web application security risks
Top 10 Web Application Security Risks

*OWASP Top Ten Project (2010)


Security testing tools comparison 1
Security testing tools comparison 1



Summary
Summary

  • Security testing provides evidence and fulfill requirements.

  • The goal is to produce repeatable and consistent tests.

  • Beware of top 10 web application security risks.

  • Choose free, easy used, and good traceability testing tools.

    • Suggest w3af and N-Stalker Security Scanner Free Edition.


Reference
Reference

  • Web Security Testing Cookbook

    • PacoHope, Ben Walther; O’Reilly Media Inc.; Oct 28 2008

  • OWASP Top Ten Project

    • https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Top_Ten_Project

    • http://owasptop10.googlecode.com/files/OWASP%20Top%2010%20-%202010.pdf

  • 10+ Free Web Application Security Testing Tools

    • http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/10-free-web-application-security-testing-tools/




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