Test Environments and Cybersecurity
5th June 2020
It is common practise that Development and Test environments for business application systems most times would also hold sensitive customer data that is used to develop, simulate, and test the application code logic. This implies that these test non-production environments also need to be secured in the same way as the Production IT Environment.
The Open Web Application Security Project, or OWASP an international non-profit organization dedicated to web application security has identified two of the Top 10 security vulnerabilities as follows:
There is a plethora of cybersecurity tools in the market that can assist in deterring or preventing unauthorised access to a server, an IT network, software application and computer systems overall that will host a test or development IT Environment.
Another effective approach to tackle the two vulnerabilities mentioned above will be to build and deploy proactive automation tools, utilities, bots that provide a high degree of vigilance in the following manner.
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