STARWEST 2024 Pre-conference Training : Security Testing for Test Professionals
Sunday, September 22, 2024 - 8:30am to Monday, September 23, 2024 - 5:00pm

Security Testing for Test Professionals

  • Learn how testing professionals can effectively security test software
  • Discover how applications are developed and tested with security in mind
  • Learn how to use security requirements to plan your testing efforts
  • Explore key aspects of security testing—web security, threat modeling, risk assessment
  • Examine technical and team skills you need for success
  • Learn to use common security testing tools for a variety of testing purposes

Course Description
Your organization is doing well with functional, usability, and performance testing. However, you know that software security is a key part of your assurance and compliance strategy for protecting applications and critical data. Left undiscovered, security-related defects can wreak havoc in a system when malicious invaders attack. If you don’t know where to start with security testing and don’t know what you are looking for, this course is for you. It describes how to get started with security testing, introducing foundational security testing concepts and showing you how to apply those security testing concepts with free and commercial tools and resources. Offering a practical risk-based approach, the instructor discusses why security testing is important, how to use security risk information to improve your test strategy, and how to add security testing into your software development lifecycle.

Practice of Security Testing
Explore security testing in an informal and interactive workshop setting. Examples are studied through a series of small group exercises and discussions.

Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for software development and testing professionals who want to begin doing security testing as part of their assurance activities. Test and development managers will benefit from this course as well. A background in software testing is necessary for this course.

This class will have several hands-on exercises done in small groups. Laptops are suggested but not required. All exercises are cloud-based so there are no requirements to download programs to your laptop.
Course Outline
Introduction to Security Testing
Information Security Background
Understanding Software Application Risk
The Software Security Problem
Understanding Risk
Threat Modeling
Architecture Risk Analysis
Risk Assessment Exercise
Prioritizing Security Assurance
Application Security Testing Approaches
Types of App Security Testing
Discovery & Reconnaissance Analysis
Vulnerability Scanning
Security Assessments
Red Teaming
Security & Compliance Audit
How They Are Similar
How They Are Different
Reconnaissance and Scanning Demos
Security Requirements
Functional Security Requirements
Non-Functional Security Requirements
Addressing Conflicts
Identifying Security Requirements
Security Requirements Exercise
Use and Abuse Cases
Security Testing to Thwart Attacks
Security Testing Authentication
Attacks Against Authentication
Session IDs and Cookies
Authentication Testing
Race Conditions
Session Management
Replay Attacks
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Testing Authentication Exercise
Security Testing Authorization / Access Control
Testing Access Control
Security Testing Authorization Exercise
Security Testing Input Fields
Input Validation
Data Validation
Common Attacks
Security Testing Input Fields Exercise
Database Testing for Security
Security Testing for Data Storage
Security Testing Databases Exercise
Security Testing Code and Resources
Integrating Security into Your Testing Process
Security in an Agile World
Security in a Waterfall World
Developing a Security Test Plan
Tools to Support Security Testing
Security Tools in a DevOps Process
Exploiting Vulnerabilities Exercise
Wrap Up
Class Daily Schedule
/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Training Course Fee Includes
• Digital course materials
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Derrick Roach

Derrick Roach is a member of the Application Security Team at Coveros and an accomplished information security professional with experience implementing security programs as well as securing enterprise assets. Previously serving in an IT analyst capacity, he swiftly observed the necessity to integrate security into all critical systems and processes, from infrastructure to people. As his awareness grew, Derrick made strategic and tactical moves to lead security initiatives that strengthened the organization’s security posture. Derrick is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and is dedicated to advancing security awareness, promoting DevSecOps, and improving application security.