Exploratory Testing: Learning the Security Way

As functional testers have you ever considered or been involved in Security Testing? Have you wanted to be able to perform a reasonably good security test? Is it possible for a typical tester to perform security testing at a reasonable standard? Can the learnings from exploring security testing be implemented to improve your functional testing?

More often than not, exploratory testing is misunderstood to be “monkey testing” or adhoc testing, WHICH IT IS NOT. While this test approach seems random, there are a lot of methods involved in its execution. There is documentation involved as well, and there are so many creative and different ways to implement an exploratory testing approach. Security testing is almost always exploratory in nature and we will use it as the base for this session.

This session is targeted for functional testers who are looking for quick tips on performing security testing and getting started on the path to learning more about security testing. Also, the exploratory nature of security testing will be utilized to learn exploratory testing. These observations and learnings will then be implemented when performing functional testing. This highly creative process will help every tester to better understand the exploratory approach and its implementation.

Takeaways:
Attendees will learn…

  1. What Exploratory testing means and busting the myths around it
  2. Basic tips and tricks for Security Testing
  3. How that Exploratory Testing implemented in Security Testing
  4. How to implement exploratory testing for Functional Testing
  5. An approach to building the test team for exploratory testing; a mix of testers and other roles??
  6. Strategies for growing exploratory testing as a practice in your testing teams.

Strategy
Location: Fairbanks Terrace C Date: April 1, 2015 Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Smita Mishra Smita Mishra