Objectives that claim to “Enhance Security” linked to QA and Testing drive me nuts.
To me, “testing” isn’t about enhancing a characteristic or system, nor is it about “adding quality” or “breaking it.” Testers do not wave a magic wand to add quality to a system: quality has to be built-in. Testers do not break things. Often, they are already broken. Testers do not enhance security. Rather, security should be in place before testing commences. Testing is about providing information and asking questions. Testing is about exposing problems to the customer about their software and system so they can make a founded decision on whether or not to “go live.” If the customer is king, then testers are their trusted advisors.
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