International Journal of Computer Applications
The importance and real potential of security in Requirements Engineering (RE) is now being well recognized. The inclusion of security controls and measures during the requirements phase helps to design, implement, develop and maintain secure and cost effective software. Security testing is one of the prominent techniques to reveal defects in the requirements specification. The requirement phase is the foremost phase to integrate security into software development process. In this paper, the authors review current scenario of security testing in requirements phase and try to identify the major research directions, based on the related published work.