3 Ways To Improve Dynamic Application Security Testing


Dynamic application security testing, or DAST, identifies security vulnerabilities in software applications as they are being used. Contrast this with static application security testing (SAST), which identifies software application vulnerabilities before they are used. DAST is a more dynamic and accurate way to test for security vulnerabilities, as it simulates how an attacker interacts with your application.

Three ways that dynamic application security testing can be improved.

The first way is for developers and testers to collaborate to identify vulnerabilities early on during the development stages rather than later.

The second is to perform dynamic application security testing earlier on during the software development life cycle instead of waiting until after the design, coding, and integration phases are completed.

The third way is to use multiple dynamic application security testing techniques to understand the application’s security posture comprehensively.

When it comes to dynamic application security testing or DAST, there are three main ways that you can improve its effectiveness: by working with developers and testers to identify vulnerabilities early on.