When is Continuous Security Testing useful?
Continuous Security Testing is useful for all applications that are developed in short iteration cycles. Modern development methods often do not allow the necessary time windows for manual security tests. By integrating the security tests into the development process, vulnerabilities in the source code can be detected and remedied early on. In addition, the continuous inspection in production allows to continuously increase the security level as well as to prove a high degree of test coverage. The close integration drastically shortens the communication paths between tester and developer, thus increasing efficiency.
What alternatives to Continuous Security Testing are available?
The strengths of Continuous Security Testing can be leveraged especially for agile development methods, especially DevOps. For applications that are not subject to short release cycles and have sufficient time slots for in-depth security testing, SEC Consult offers classic security reviews such as penetration testing and security source code reviews.