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Security Testing


MF Security Testing for Testing Professionals NEW
Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:30am

Today’s software applications are often security-critical, making security testing an essential part of a software quality program. Unfortunately, most testers have not been taught how to effectively test the security of the software applications they validate. Join Jeff Payne as he shares what you need to know to integrate effective security testing into your everyday software testing activities. Learn how software vulnerabilities are introduced into code and exploited by hackers. Discover how to define and validate security requirements.

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Concurrent Sessions

T4 Billion Dollar Bugs: When and How to Test a Spreadsheet NEW
Gregory Pope, Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:30am

The world has become increasingly dependent on computer-based models to make informed decisions. These models may be financial or engineering based and often are built with spreadsheets. We may not think of spreadsheets as software and therefore tend to overlook applying robust testing techniques to them. However, spreadsheet error rates are often ten times those found in rigorously tested commercial software.

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W6 Security Testing Mobile Applications
Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:45pm

Due to the sensitive nature of the personal information often stored on mobile phones, security testing is vital when building mobile applications. Jeff Payne discusses some of the characteristics that make testing mobile applications unique and challenging. These characteristics include how mobile devices store data, fluid trust boundaries due to untrusted applications installed on the device, different and unique aspects of device security models, and differences in the types of threats one must be concerned with. Jeff shares hints and tips for effectively testing mobile applications.

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