Why Security Testing
Web applications and Web sites have been favorite targets of hackers because they have access to valuable information and they are relatively easy to exploit. A successful attack can result in a variety of devastating consequences including financial loss, damage to brand reputation, and loss of customer trust. Because web applications must be available 24/7 and offer data access to customers, employees, suppliers and others, they are frequently the weak link in organization security. When hackers gain access to web applications, they often have direct access to confidential back-end data on customers and the company. For this reason, testing web application security is a high priority for the organization today.
Thus the prime objective of security testing is to find out how vulnerable a system may be and to determine whether its data and resources are protected from potential intruders. With advancement of digitization in State and all most all important services being offered via online means it becomes necessary to protect applications from threats ,Security testing is performed with the intention of revealing flaws in security mechanisms and finding the vulnerabilities or weaknesses of software applications.