Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
Definition - What does Static Application Security Testing (SAST) mean?
Techopedia explains Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
IT experts also differentiate between the two using the terms "white box testing" and "black box testing." SAST is white box testing because the source code for the application is available and transparent. That is what testers look at. In contrast, DAST is black box testing because the source code is not part of the equation. Instead, black box testers rely solely on the behavior of the application.
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