Outsourcing Testing Services: Misleading Aspect of Risk Assessment
A misleading aspect of quality risk is that when we try to look into the future, there is a statistical likelihood that an undesirable event will occur. The exact value of this probability, occurring somewhere between zero and one, is usually unknown. When we look back in time, although, an undesirable event either has or has not happened. The probabilities of past events are either zero or equal to one. To conclude about risk levels on the basis of a small number of successful outcomes means wishful thinking about the way risk occurs. The history of the programming / software industry is too replete with the deceased companies (for example, once, formerly major players like Ashton-Tate dominated in personal computer database sector) that very often neglected dangerous risks with quality. Outsourcing software testing to Ukrainian partners you are most likely to achieve all your testing goals, moreover, such a service will be cheaper than that of on-shore personnel.
It is useful to understand that waiting for rational decision making on risk from all project participants is anticipating too much. A large number of irrational factors will be added to each risk decision you make. If any risk seems frightening and the consequences are immediate or incredibly dangerous in the near term or when people have been aware of how other people take the similar risks and pay a high price for this risk, human beings attempt to avoid such risk, even if the true probability and impact of this risk are not worth considering. Offshore testing team is at your disposal to cope with the most complicated technical challenge!
Conversely, if people think that they are keeping the risk under control, if it is a risk that they have consciously chosen (and judged rationally), when the possible consequences lie out somewhere in the distant future or if similar risks have already occurred in the past without a negative effect, these risks are accepted with much enthusiasm, rather than logic would dictate.
Professional testers tend to have many frightening stories about how making decisions about a particular risk led to a complete catastrophe. Therefore, for both rational and irrational reasons, it can be concluded that testers tend to greatly exaggerate the risk aversion.
Penetration test as a service is in high demand because it helps to identify and remove security vulnerabilities in IT system’s defense mechanisms.