Security testing is a process that is performed with the intention of revealing flaws in security mechanisms and finding the vulnerabilities or weaknesses of software applications


Shadow’s 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. Security testing is more effective in identifying potential vulnerabilities when performed regularly.

Security Testing Operating Model

Security Architecture Study

The first step is to understand the business requirements, security goals, and objectives in terms of the security compliance of the organization.

Security Testing Tool identification

All security testing cannot be executed manually, so identify the tool to execute all security test cases faster & more reliably.

Security Architecture Analysis

Understand and analyze the requirements of the application under test.

Test Planning

Based on identified Threat, Vulnerabilities and Security Risks prepare test plan to address these issues.

Test Case Preparation

Prepare the Security tests case document.

Threat Modelling

Based on above step, prepare Threat profile.

Traceability Matrix Preparation

For each identified Threat, Vulnerabilities and Security Risks prepare Traceability Matrix.

Test Case Execution

Perform the Security Test cases execution and retest the defect fixes. Execute the Regression Test cases.

Classify Security Testing

Collect all system setup information used for development of Software and Networks like Operating Systems, technology, hardware. Make out the list of Vulnerabilities and Security Risks.


Prepare detailed report of Security Testing which contains Vulnerabilities and Threats contained, detailing risks, and still open issues etc.


The ability to detect highly complex vulnerabilities that are not visible without access to the source code.


The ability to tell you the precise location of any flaw in the source code, including the line number, which greatly simplifies remediation and managing false positives.


The ability to provide a valuable framework during application development to detect weaknesses before they become security risks for your end users and your organization.  


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