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Five Tips for Getting the Most From Your Secure Software Development Testing Budget

Published: 02 July 2018

ID: G00367217

Analyst(s): Mark Horvath


External security testing plays an important role in the enterprise secure software development life cycle; however, testers are often expensive. Security and risk management leaders can use the following guidelines to achieve greater impact with their penetration testing budgets.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Consult With External Testers to Avoid Duplication of Testing
  • Be Flexible When Scheduling Opportunities for Testing
  • Rotate Testers or Testing Vendors and Apply Time Limits to Prevent Overfamiliarity and Burnout
  • Include External Security Experts in the Architectural Review at the Start of Development
  • Assign a Developer to Shadow and Monitor Security Testers

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