CISSP Practice question #250

In software testing we are doing synthetic transaction. What does that mean?
A: Test the code while executing it.
B: Passively test the code, but not run it.
C: Submit random malformed input to crash the software or elevate privileges.
D: Build scripts and tools that would simulate normal user activity.

CBK 6: Security Assessment and Testing
Source: ThorTeaches.com practice tests –

Answer


D: Synthetic transactions (synthetic monitoring): Website monitoring using a Web browser emulation or scripted recordings of Web transactions. Behavioral scripts/paths are created to simulate an action or path that a customer or end-user would take on a site. The paths are continuously monitored at specified intervals for performance, functionality, availability, and response time.

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