So as promised this last week we focused on the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and how to audit an SDLC in an organization. As usual we also wanted to make sure that we gave everyone some fun technical tools to play with, so to keep with the theme we tweeted on tools that you could use to perform automated fuzzing tests on applications. There are a number of other tools we could have also addressed, and we could go on for a few weeks giving you tools , but hopefully you’ll have a good starter list of tools to use now.

This week’s tweets have been a little more random on the checklists we’ve chosen, but the tools will all be consistent. We’re going to focus the tools this week on free tools that Microsoft has embedded in the operating system to give auditors a hand with how to perform assessments against user accounts in an Active Directory environment. I hope you enjoy them!

We’ll post again next week – or follow us live at @jamestarala and @isaudit!

SDLC  Audit Checklists & Security Guides:

SDLC Checklist from Baylor University

SDLC Checklist from ISACA

SDLC Resources from Microsoft

White Box Fuzzing Checklist

Checklist for Auditing IT Contracts

Fuzzing Tools for Auditing Applications:



Microsoft MiniFuzz

iDefense’s Tools

HD Moore’s Axman

We hope everyone will enjoy and use these tools this week. If you have suggestions or ideas for future audit checklists or tools, please let us know, we’d love to hear your feedback.