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It is important to test all Web applications for functionality and security. The Rough Auditing Tool for Security (RATS) is an open source tool used for this purpose, however it is accompanied by many other new tools.
- Review the 14 Best Open Source Web Application Vulnerability Scanners [updated for 2018], found at http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/14-popular-Web-application-vulnerability-scanners/#gref. After you’ve reviewed the document, select two of your favorite tools, and compare and contrast the tools and determine the pros and cons for each of them. How often should security testing be conducted on a company’s Website, and how should they conduct the tests? What will happen if you don’t? Is there any benefit to having an outside company conduct the test? Provide your rationale. Share examples with your classmates and provide links to any useful resources you find.
- After reading a few of your classmates’ postings, reply to the ones from which you learned something new or to which you have something to add. Remember to get in early and post often.
Additional post options: What is the advantage of using multiple tools when testing for vulnerabilities?