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Application Security Engineer Interview Questions

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  1. Are you familiar with an application security architecture?
  2. What are some of the most common vulnerabilities in applications?
  3. How would you identify and resolve a vulnerability in an application?
  4. What is the difference between a penetration test and a vulnerability scan?
  5. Provide an example of a time when you identified a bug in an application and how you went about fixing it.
  6. If hired, what would be your primary focus as an application security engineer at our company?
  7. What would you do if you discovered that an application you designed had a major security flaw?
  8. How well do you know the OWASP top ten?
  9. Do you have experience writing security policies?
  10. When is it appropriate to use API security?
  11. We want to ensure our applications are secure from both external and internal threats. How would you go about doing this?
  12. Describe your experience with code review.
  13. What makes you stand out from other application security engineers?
  14. Which programming languages do you have the most experience with?
  15. What do you think is the most important skill for an application security engineer to have?
  16. How often do you perform penetration tests on applications you designed?
  17. There is a bug in an application you designed. How do you go about fixing it?
  18. What methods do you use to ensure application security?
  19. Describe a time when you had to work on a tight deadline while still maintaining high-quality work.
  20. How would you go about diagnosing an issue that is causing an application to become unresponsive?
  21. Tell us about a time when you had to learn something new really quickly and how did you go about it?
  22. How comfortable are you with security automation tools such as OWASP Zed or Burp Suite?
  23. What type of feedback have you received from clients or managers about the security of your applications?
  24. Can you provide an example of how you handled a security incident before it became a bigger problem?
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