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The course is recommended for testers wishing to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Security Tester exam and learn the methodology of security testing. The course gives students a comprehensive picture about the approaches to security testing, its planning and realization.
Successful ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level exam and at least 3 years of experience in security testing or a similar field, as well as English language skills as both the course material and the exam are in English. (The course is taught in Hungarian by a Hungarian trainer.)
For software testers dealing with security testing who wish to take the related ISTQB exam and broaden their knowledge of the subject.
Our new course, which is special in the world and in Hungary, deals with the methodology, background, planning, implementing, techniques, metrics, risks and further development of security testing. Besides exam questions we also place great emphasis on practice where we do tasks related to the various phases of security testing. The course is vendor and device independent, we do not do any exercises on the computer. The course is accredited by ISTQB, and is thus held as an official exam preparation course.
The course is realized in conjunction with the University of Szeged.
1. THE BASIS OF SECURITY TESTING
1.1 Security Risks
1.1.1 The Role of Risk Assessment in Security Testing
1.1.2 Asset Identification
1.1.3 Analysis of Risk Assessment Techniques
1.2 Information Security Policies and Procedures
1.2.1 Understanding Security Policies and Procedures
1.2.2 Analysis of Security Policies and Procedures
1.3 Security Auditing and Its Role in Security Testing
1.3.1 Purpose of a Security Audit
1.3.2 Risk Identification, Assessment and Mitigation
1.3.3 People, Process and Technology
2. SECURITY TESTING PURPOSES, GOALS AND STRATEGIES
2.2 The Purpose of Security Testing
2.3 The Organizational Context
2.4 Security Testing Objectives
2.4.1 The Alignment of Security Testing Goals
2.4.2 The Identification of Security Test Objectives
2.4.3 The Difference Between Information Assurance and Security Testing
2.5 The Scope and Coverage of Security Testing Objectives
2.6 Security Testing Approaches
2.6.1 Analysis of Security Test Approaches
2.6.2 Analysis of Failures in Security Test Approaches
2.6.3 Stakeholder Identification
2.7 Improving the Security Testing Practices
3. SECURITY TESTING PROCESSES
3.1 Security Test Process Definition
3.1.1 ISTQB Security Testing Process
3.1.2 Aligning the Security Testing Process to a Particular Application Life-cycle Model
3.2 Security Test Planning
3.2.1 Security Test Planning Objectives
3.2.2 Key Security Test Plan Elements
3.3 Security Test Design
3.3.1 Security Test Design
3.3.2 Security Test Design Based on Policies and Procedures
3.4 Security Test Execution
3.4.1 Key Elements and Characteristics of an Effective Security Test Environment
3.4.2 The Importance Of Planning and Approvals in Security Testing
3.5 Security Test Evaluation
3.6 Security Test Maintenance
4. SECURITY TESTING THROUGHOUT THE SOFTWARE LIFE-CYCLE
4.1 The Role of Security Testing in a Software Life-cycle
4.1.1 The Life-cycle View of Security Testing
4.1.2 Security-Related Activities in the Software Life-cycle
4.2 The Role of Security Testing in Requirements
4.3 The Role of Security Testing in Design
4.4 The Role of Security Testing in Implementation Activities
4.4.1 Security Testing During Component Testing
4.4.2 Security Test Design at the Component Level
4.4.3 Analysis of Security Tests at the Component Level
4.4.4 Security Testing During Component Integration Testing
4.4.5 Security Test Design at the Component Integration Level
4.5 The Role of Security Testing in System and Acceptance Test Activities
4.5.1 The Role of Security Testing in System Testing
4.5.2 The Role of Security Testing in Acceptance Testing
4.6 The Role of Security Testing in Maintenance
5. TESTING SECURITY MECHANISMS
5.1 System Hardening
5.1.1 Understanding System Hardening
5.1.2 Testing the Effectiveness of System Hardening Mechanisms
5.2 Authentication and Authorization
5.2.1 The Relationship Between Authentication and Authorization
5.2.2 Testing the Effectiveness of Authentication and Authorization Mechanisms
5.3.1 Understanding Encryption
5.3.2 Testing the Effectiveness of Common Encryption Mechanisms
5.4 Firewalls and Network Zones
5.4.1 Understanding Firewalls
5.4.2 Testing Firewall Effectiveness
5.5 Intrusion Detection
5.5.1 Understanding Intrusion Detection Tools
5.5.2 Testing the Effectiveness of Intrusion Detection Tools
5.6 Malware Scanning
5.6.1 Understanding Malware Scanning Tools
5.6.2 Testing the Effectiveness of Malware Scanning Tools
5.7 Data Obfuscation
5.7.1 Understanding Data Obfuscation
5.7.2 Testing the Effectiveness of Data Obfuscation Approaches
5.8.1 The Importance of Security Training
5.8.2 How to Test the Effectiveness of Security Training
6. HUMAN FACTORS IN SECURITY TESTING
6.1 Understanding the Attackers
6.1.1 The Impact of Human Behavior on Security Risks
6.1.2 Understanding the Attacker Mentality
6.1.3 Common Motivations and Sources of Computer System Attacks
6.1.4 Understanding Attack Scenarios and Motivations
6.2 Social Engineering
6.3 Security Awareness
6.3.1 The Importance Of Security Awareness
6.3.2 Increasing Security Awareness
7. SECURITY TEST EVALUATION AND REPORTING
7.1 Security Test Evaluation
7.2 Security Test Reporting
7.2.1 Confidentiality of Security Test Results
7.2.2 Creating Proper Controls and Data Gathering Mechanisms for Reporting Security Test Status
7.2.3 Analyzing Interim Security Test Status Reports
8. SECURITY TESTING TOOLS
8.1 Types and Purposes of Security Testing Tools
8.2 Tool Selection
8.2.1 Analyzing and Documenting Security Testing Needs
8.2.2 Issues with Open Source Tools
8.2.3 Evaluating a Tool Vendor’s Capabilities
9. STANDARDS AND INDUSTRY TRENDS
9.1 Understanding Security Testing Standards
9.1.1 The Benefits of Using Security Testing Standards
9.1.2 Applicability of Standards in Regulatory Versus Contractual Situations
9.1.3 Selection of Security Standards
9.2 Applying Security Standards
9.3 Industry Trends
9.3.1 Where to Learn of Industry Trends in Information Security
9.3.2 Evaluating Security Testing Practices for Improvements
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