Application Security Teams & Terms

What is Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)?

In Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), software developers and security analysts evaluate web applications through the client-side, or front-end, to find vulnerabilities by simulated attacks. By evaluating applications from the outside, in other words the customer’s perspective or from a threat actor’s perspective, developers and analysts can find vulnerabilities and feasible attacks. Once vulnerabilities and potential exploits are identified, developers can fix potential issues to ensure the code is secure.