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SQS Software Quality Systems (AIM: SQS.L), the largest independent provider of software testing and quality management services, today announced its new training course aimed at web applications security testing.

The new one day Web Applications Security Testing course will be held in SQS‘s London and Dublin training centres.

The course will introduce the common security risks within web applications. It includes a series of practical exercises that will equip participants with the knowledge required to identify risks and learn how testing can be adapted to ensure any breaches are mitigated.

In addition, SQS together with its security partner Espion will be hosting a free Security Testing Webinar on 26th May at 12:30 UK time. The aim of this webinar is to create awareness in the field of web application security testing and share the knowledge of the tools and techniques that can be used to prevent and deal with website security breaches.

The free webinar will be hosted by Máirtín O Sullivan, Espion consultancy‘s Team Leader. Máirtín has a wealth of information security experience through working across a wide range of industry verticals. He has been performing web application security testing for over six years and has extensive real world experience of application security vulnerabilities and how best to address them, including the risks introduced by both legacy applications such as HTML, applets and cutting edge technologies including SOA, AJAX and Web 2.0. To sign up, please email

“As we are all now acutely aware, following many recent high profile security breaches, there has never been a more important time to include web application testing as part of an information security strategy or programme,” comments Steve Dennis, Training Director, SQS Group.

“I’m delighted to be able to release our new Web Application Security Testing training course to help our customers better understand the risks to their organisation, how they can adapt their development and testing practices and start to reduce their exposure.

“Insecure web applications can and do result in customer data exposure or downtime of critical systems, leading to significant financial, legal and reputational damage. Employees and managers need to know that information is an important asset for the company and is owned by the organisation. All the employees have a responsibility to ensure that this asset, like all others, must be protected and used to support business management. To assist in this process, the IT team should be made aware of all potential threats and what can be done to fight against them.

“Web application security testing takes time to learn and knowledge needs constant updating so SQS’s new one day course is an ideal place to start.”

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About SQS Software Quality Systems

SQS is the world’s largest independent provider of software quality management, quality assurance and testing services. Founded in Cologne in 1982, SQS employs 2,000 staff.

Along with a strong presence in Germany and the UK, SQS has further subsidiaries in Egypt, Finland, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal and a cooperative venture in Spain. In 2010, SQS generated sales of 162.9 million Euros.

SQS is the first German company to have a primary listing on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) in London. In addition, SQS has a dual listing on the open market of the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main.

With over 5,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 of the FTSE 100 companies.

These include, among others, Allianz, Beazley, BP, Centrica, Daimler, Deutsche Post, Generali, JP Morgan, Meteor, Reuters and Volkswagen as well as companies from every other conceivable sector.

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