Any business with an online presence, which is pretty much every business these days, needs to be aware of the threat posed by cyber criminals.
They will use all manner of tools and tactics to attempt to access and steal business-critical information. Aside from the cost of the data loss itself, this will tarnish a company’s reputation among consumers and is likely to lead to significant fines from regulators.
So what should businesses be doing to help bolster their defences against cyber attacks? According to a recent article for IT Pro Portal, software testing is essential to find weaknesses and repair them at the development stage.
The news provider argued that businesses need to move away from the idea of scanning for vulnerabilities in software after it has been released, and instead focus on addressing the poor software development processes that allow these vulnerabilities to develop in the first place.
The good news for companies developing software and other applications is that introducing software testing doesn’t have to be hard, the news provider noted.
It stated: “A good starting point is to bring software experts and security engineers into planning sessions.”
Working with dedicated software test teams could be the perfect way to address this if your company doesn’t have the in-house resources or expertise to carry out the testing themselves.
Software Testing News recently pointed out that the idea of following a linear process in terms of testing new software has changed. Developers themselves are now often expected to carry out continuous testing, rather than handing software over to a QA team to test it once it’s all but finished.