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It is important to test all Web applications for functionality and security. The Rough Auditing Tool for Security (RATS) is an open-source tool used for this purpose, however, it is accompanied by many other new tools.
- Review the 14 Best Open Source Web Application Vulnerability Scanners [updated for 2018], found at http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/14-popular-Web-application-vulnerability-scanners/#gref. After you’ve reviewed the document, select two of your favourite tools, and compare and contrast the tools and determine the pros and cons for each of them. How often should security testing be conducted on a company’s Website, and how should they conduct the tests? What will happen if you don’t? Is there any benefit to having an outside company conduct the test? Provide your rationale. What is the advantage of using multiple tools when testing for vulnerabilities?