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What Is DAST?

DAST (dynamic application security testing) is a security testing method that analyzes running applications to identify vulnerabilities and security issues.

Related terms: IAST, penetration testing, security testing, SAST

DAST: Examples in Context

A security team performs DAST scans on a web application to detect vulnerabilities by simulating real-world attacks.

An organization integrates DAST into its CI/CD pipeline to automatically assess the security of newly developed features.