Software security testing is one of the most important yet overlooked testing activities carried out by developers. Software security testing is executing security-related automated and manual tests on software to check its security. These tests identify and eliminate vulnerabilities in the software before the code is released to the public. This blog post will teach you the importance of having a dedicated testing budget, the most common reasons why software security testing should be your top priority, and why you should consider leaving software testing to professionals. You will also learn about the four roles of a software security tester, the most critical security testing phases, and the key concepts of Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Analysis.