Application Security Terminology

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Dynamic Application Security Testing

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 Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) is a security checking process that uses penetration tests on applications while they are running. The more applications that are used to optimize a site, the more potential vulnerabilities to cyber attack. 

Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) takes place once applications have gone into production or entered runtime, following earlier lifecycle stages. These runtime tests are important in catching cyber attacks and threats that may only be obvious once an application has gone live.

DAST continually scans websites as they evolve and continues after execution, allowing for automatic detection and assessment of anomalous behavior and code alternations. Once a vulnerability is discovered, automated alerts can be prioritized.

Together with Static Application Security Testing (SAST), DAST is vital for web application security program effectiveness, since some errors and vulnerabilities only appear once production has started.

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