Security Testing Types

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What are the different types of Security Testing?

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Ok at a basic level security testing its testing the security of the whole IT system and its data. Im guessing its not a big company or that it needs particually high security else you woudnt be asking here.

There is a quick list i can think of;

Physical security, lock doors, dont leave laptops, usb drives etc, locks on servers, dont laptop store in a car

Protection from internet based attacks (big on)
check website for, cross site scripting vunerabilites, sql injections, open ports, weak port 21 25 passwords or vunerabilities. weak java code that can be read and broken. check online for threats to whatever server OS you are on. loads more things tho…
look into google hacking and try it against yourself

if you have wireless network, use WPA encryption 256, hide SSID, limit access to certain times, limit access by mac address if possible or ip range.

If you have windows servers that accept RDP use strong password and limit access to ip or ip ranges.

Testing will look at antivirus in place, internet browser vunerabilites etc

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  • Kevin Beaver
    Here's an article I wrote for SearchSQLServer.com that sets the record straight on security audits, penetration tests, and vulnerability assessments - the three main types of testing that are used and abused: Database security testing terms: Setting the record straight Hope this helps!
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    Sorry - the links "feature" in this site is not very friendly...here's the actual link: http://searchsqlserver.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid87_gci1275935_mem1,00.html
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  • Smartguy
    Black box testers are doing these type of security testing types are Authentication Testing, URL Testing, Firewall leakage Testing.(Test Engineers) White box testers are doing security testing types like session id, checking cookies etc.
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