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Re: Application Assessment
From: AdamT <adwulf () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 00:20:37 +0100

On 8/8/05, goenw <goenw.mailinglist () gmail com> wrote:

anybody have experience with application assessment ? I am a network
guy, dont know much about the apps PT.
1. is there any tools that allow me to do the assessment throughly ?
2. should i have external party conduct this, what are the things i
should expect from them (success criteria) ?
any comments are appriciated.

Can you be more specific about the application that you're testing?
eg - is it a standalone win32 executable, or perhaps a web application?
Will you be testing the infrastructure on which it runs also?
Does the application rely on input from either the user, other
processes, drivers or other hosts on a network?
Big question - will you have access to the source code?  All of it? 
Example - not much use having access to the source of application.exe
if you don't get the source to applib1.dll

If you're looking to get an external party in, you need to think about
what levels of assurance you need for this particular application.  If
it's a branded screen-saver that you want to distribute as a PR
exercise, your needs (and testing methods) will be very different from
testing a custom web banking application.

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