Applying a Security Testing Methodology: a Case Study

Karin Klooster
Security testing is a software testing discipline that aims to verify that the functionality of the software is resistant to attacks and data processed by the software is protected. To establish common requirements that the software must fulfill, software security standards are published. This thesis aims to describe and apply a process necessary to verify the security of a web application. A checklist of security requirements was gathered combining OWASP ASVS web application security standard and OWASP Top Ten project. Test cases were developed and web application UXP Portal was tested to verify the security requirements in the checklist. Numerous security vulnerabilities were identified by security testing. The recommendations based on lessons learned during the case study were presented.
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Bachelor - Computer Science
Meelis Roos, Margus Freudenthal
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