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Understanding The 2 Sides Of Application Security Testing
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3/27/2016 | 8:03:53 PM
Finding vulnerabilities vs exploiting them vs risk
Nothing could be more certain,that one thing is to find vulenrabilties and another is to exploit them. The article also exposes the fact how much time both of these activities can take. What about focusing on assesing risks? That could be the 3rd side of application security. The fact that you have found a vulnerability and maybe is exploitable , does not necessarily mean that represents a risk to the organization. Example: SSL vulnerability such as DROWN in a website that does not have any authentication forms, and only displays information, does not represent a risk. One can even ask , why even use HTTPS? Why even do a pentest? The example is quite crazy but hope it clarifies my point


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