F15-10/7: KEYNOTE: Automated Software Testing and Cybersecurity

Track/s: Automation, Strategy

Security risks continue to accelerate. Often system administrators cannot remediate system vulnerability quick enough. The mission-critical nature of systems and customer care needs requires an integrated approach to validating security controls and functionality. An efficient approach and capability is needed to persistently validate security changes impact on system functionality. Automated software testing can help address this cybersecurity challenge.

Join Elfriede Dustin as she shares the security testing challenges and the automated testing approaches that can be taken to remediate these challenges in an efficient manner.

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Session Speaker:

Elfriede DustinElfriede has a B.S. in Computer Science with over 20 years of IT experience, implementing effective testing strategies, both on government and commercial programs. She has implemented automated testing methodologies and testing strategies as an Internal SQA Consultant at Symantec, worked as an Assistant Director for Integrated Testing at the IRS Modernization Efforts, implemented testing strategies and built test teams as a QA Director for BNA Software, and was the QA Manager for the Coast Guard MOISE program. She is the author and co-author of 6 books related to Software Testing, including author of the book ‘Effective Software Testing’ and lead author of ‘Automated Software Testing’ and ‘Quality Web Systems,’ and co-authored the book ‘The Art of Software Security Testing,’ together with Chris Wysopal, Lucas Nelson, Dino D’ai Zovi, which was published by Symantec Press, Nov 2006. Her goal is to continue to help further automated software testing advances and contribute to solving the automated software testing challenge.