Testing for potential security vulnerabilities in modern applications is an important part of the software development lifecycle. Such security testing, however, can slow down the adoption of updates and can be very costly for organizations that have a lot of applications. On the other hand, neglecting security testing incurs serious risks that could result in the unavailability or interruption of business processes due to hackers exploiting an unnoticed vulnerability or launching a potential cyberattack.
The research project PeT-HMR aims to improve the state of automatization in vulnerability research to enable continuous security testing and to identify known and hidden vulnerabilities in production systems at scale, typically those that are not easily detected by conventional methods. In this way, improved security testing will become more available and efficient companies of all sizes.
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and includes the following parties: