Before you test a cybersecurity product, you must understand its integration capabilities, the environment it supports, and the best testing methodologies. QASource engineers have put together a 9-step checklist that will prepare you to test a product in the security domain.
What you don’t know about your software product or your company’s infrastructure should scare you.
Every minute that you turn a blind eye to an issue is a minute gained by cybercriminals intent on gaining access to your sensitive data and confidential information. And with more employees working from home, hackers have discovered more ways to infiltrate software and applications.
These days, we can’t go more than a month without hearing about a new high-profile cyber attack. Hackers are growing more malicious by the day, and it seems that almost no company—no matter how big—is safe from their tactics. Huge advancements have been made in ensuring the security of products in sensitive domains, like the healthcare, financial, and legal spaces, but cybersecurity companies need to be more vigilant than ever to fend off new, even more advanced attacks.
Good QA does a far better job than good PR in keeping your cybersecurity company out of the headlines. Behind every news story about a data breach or high-profile hack is a vulnerable product that should have been strengthened during the QA process. A good PR machine can try to spin your public disaster into a promise for improvement and the strictest future standards. It is far better, however, to not stretch your customer’s faith in the first place.
In response to the continued loss of bombers during World War II, one country’s air force decided to add additional armor to its planes. Since the extra weight would cause a loss in performance, they had to be strategic. The obvious answer was to analyze the bullet holes in returned aircraft and place extra plating at the concentration of fire.