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Peer Insights: Driving Community Input

by Tom Murphy  |  August 21, 2018

We are in the midst of building the next iteration of the Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation and its companion Critical Capabilities note.  In addition, we are starting the...

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RPA and Test Automation

by Tom Murphy  |  August 17, 2018

We are seeing an uptick in questions around RPA and Test Automation.  This is driven from a number of directions: vendors that are moving into both spaces service providers with...

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Why This Paper? or Mysteries of Testing Security!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  June 12, 2018

Some of you have been wondering why we decided to embark on a project that resulted in our paper called “Threat-Oriented Approaches to Test Security in Production” [Gartner GTP access...

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How Much of Your Security Gear Is Misconfigured or Not Configured?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  February 23, 2018

Now that we are truly done with SOAR, our Testing Security project continues in full force. This post is a bit contemplative, and related to the question of ‘why test...

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Security Testing: At What Level?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  January 29, 2018

Now that we are on a subject of testing security and breach/attack simulation tools, one more interesting question arises: if you test security, what constitutes a “pass”? Or, alternatively, at...

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On Negative Pressure or Why NOT Objectively Test Security?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  January 22, 2018

A question came up as we are ramping up our testing security and breach and attack simulation tools research projects. Just how motivated are organizations to test whether they have...

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The Bane of All Security Tests: Acting on Results

by Anton Chuvakin  |  January 11, 2018

Want to hear a penetration testing joke? No, not this one: …but this one: Q: Do you need a pentest done? A: Not sure … will it make us secure?...

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New Research: How to Actually Test Security?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  December 26, 2017

As I alluded here, we [Augusto and me] will be starting an epic new research project on testing security [BTW, should we codename it “Testing Security”, Augusto? :-)] First, a...

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Current Research and Symposium Orlando

by Tom Murphy  |  September 24, 2017

I will be at Gartner Symposium in Orlando the first week of October.  If you are attending and want to chat about Software Testing, DevOps and the DevOps toolchain, Code Pipelines,...

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Digging through the data -- Testing Tools and Practices

by Tom Murphy  |  July 15, 2015

We are currently digging through good quantities in data as we build out our testing market documents.  Earlier we had a mind numbing set of vendor briefings and we still...

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