Information security needs to be present in all layers of an organization’s IT infrastructure. Some of the most critical parts of an infrastructure are the databases that allow internal and web applications to function. These databases often contain information and unauthorized access to these resources needs to be restricted against an attacker.
In this phase of testing, both the application and the underlying database are tested to ensure proper transmission of data and that proper security measures. Assessing the security of backend databases and applications is a critical step towards a secure IT infrastructure.