5 Reasons Why You Need To Automate Your Dynamic Application Security Testing [2022]

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Naman
Rastogi
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Naman Rastogi
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Tue, 01/04/2022 - 08:57
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10.21227/0vtf-5628
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Abstract 

You don’t need to be a cybersecurity expert to know that the world of application security is changing at an alarming pace. The tools and techniques that attackers use are becoming more sophisticated, and it’s difficult for even the most well-resourced organizations to keep up with them.

The good news is that you can automate dynamic application security testing so you’re not left trying to play catch up with every new technique as soon as they come out. Let us explore 5 reasons why you should automate your dynamic application security testing today!

Automation of Dynamic Application Security Testing is a need of the hour. Astra Pentest is a well-developed penetration testing platform that delivers great results using the best penetration testing methodologies. Astra Pentest offers manual and automated DAST, vulnerability scanning, vulnerability management, and much more.

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What is Application Security Testing?

Application security testing is a form of application testing that simulates real-world attacks in order to identify vulnerabilities. These tests are executed manually or automatically against applications with another aim being to determine whether these systems can be compromised and how easily it would be done so. Application security testing is commonly performed using SAST, DAST and/or IAST methods and tools.

Static Application Security Testing (SAST) is a process of analyzing source code and binaries to identify potential vulnerabilities. Static analysis tools are fairly cheap and easy to use, but they only work on code that has been analyzed in advance. They also cannot identify issues that may arise when the software is run in a live environment.

Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) refers to the process of automatically executing your API, web, or mobile application and simulating attacks against it to find vulnerabilities. Manual penetration testing is out of date, tedious, and slow; you can only test the security posture of your web applications using dynamic scanning if they’re actually running. It Involves actually running the software against real-world data inputs and seeing how it reacts. This can identify vulnerabilities that may not be found through static analysis.

In this blog, we will only discuss DAST, it’s importance, and how you can automate your DAST to test your web applications.

Why Should You Automate DAST?

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