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A Method and System for Automatically Detecting Prior Defects within a Security Testing and Compliance Documentation System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248611D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 54K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for automatically detecting prior defects within a security testing and compliance documentation system. The method and system is implemented to perform automated checks and related notification at key points in testing the documentation system within a custom security testing engagement application for analyzing defects and making decisions based on the status of prior defects.

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A Method and System for Automatically Detecting Prior Defects within a Security Testing and Compliance Documentation System

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically detecting, and quick access to, prior defects within a security testing and compliance documentation system. The method and system is implemented to perform automated checks and related notification at key points in testing the documentation system within a custom security testing engagement application for analyzing defects and making decisions based on the status of prior defects.

The method and system implemented with the custom security testing engagement application includes a central application entry, questionnaires, engagements, assignments and defects. The method and system performs automated checks and related notification at key points within the custom security testing engagement application model flow, where consultants working in various stages of the custom security testing engagement application are informed regarding defects in testing the documentation system. Then, the consultants analyze associated defects to make decisions to determine if a new testing engagement application is ready based on the status of prior defects, opportunity to update or close past defects if required, and also to minimize the chance of duplicate defects.

Further, the method and system performs automated checks at the following stages, which can be, but not limited to, questionnaire creation/update, engagement creation, assignment updates, defect creation and the like. Here, the consultants assigned to assignment updates for working on the subsequent engagements are able to have direct access to prior defects and enabled to close the defects.

Additionally, the method and system is supported by direct question(s) on the questionnaire which are enabled to be intelligent and context aware based on existing related defects. For instance, on completing the questionnaire as a request for a new engagement, the method and system directly notifies a client that there are prior defects along with an access to view...