5 Requirements for Protecting APIs Against Attacks
A Security Practitioner’s Introduction to API Protection
Despite all their benefits, APIs also introduce risk.
So much so, in fact, that the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation publishes a dedicated list of API-specific vulnerabilities. First published in 2019, the OWASP API Top 10 serves as an addendum to its list of common web application vulnerabilities. But while the OWASP API Top 10 is a start in the right direction, it is not sufficient to protect APIs in today’s complex threat environment.
Download this guide to ramp up your understanding of the security challenges of APIs and learn:
- How to visualize risk to your API attack surface
- Why the attack surface created by APIs is significantly larger than most organizations realize
- Where API gateway/SAST/DAST solutions fall short in protection
- How to ensure that API functionality is aligned with the organization’s stated goals and objectives