Unit Testing and Automate Security Testing

Automated Testing, Unit Testing, Development Testing, Dynamic Testing, Automated Security Testing


  • Roxana PRUTEANU
    roxana.pruteanu@stud.etti.upb.ro (Primary Contact)
    Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania


In the current context, technology plays a crucial role in our lives, from the moment we wake up until the end of the day we interact directly or indirectly with this new world. Since it appeared, its purpose has been to come to the aid of humanity, to evolve in an efficient and effective way and with all that, it also represented an open door for people who used technology in an obscure way. The number of cases of cyber-attacks has increased exponentially, from data theft to the integrity of critical sectors (health, transport, energy, financial), every possibility was tried to be exploited, leading to serious consequences. Awareness is the first step towards safety, and further it is important how to use technology in order not to be the target of attacks, but also to stay informed and to become better persons in daily activities. This paper presents an analysis of automated testing for software applications, what it is, how automated testing is divided, the benefits brought by it, as well as unit testing details and some examples. Finally, automatic security testing is discussed, the most emerging web application security risks, suggestions about Android security testing tools and some automation frameworks. The focus is on creating an overview, differentiating between the terms used and exemplifying them.