Session

Is Your API Being Abused – And Would You Even Notice If It Was?

David Stewart
CriticalBlue

APIs are a wonderful thing and bring many benefits, but by their very nature they are also a window into how your business operates. If someone can exploit your system for gain, they will.

This presentation will give multiple real examples of API abuse in the wild, via methods such as data scraping, service misuse/cheating, unauthorized aggregation and fake account creation. How is it done, how are existing API controls bypassed, and what are the business implications?
The audience will learn that API abusers are inventive and they use smart tools. The audience will also learn who some of these API abusers are, and may be surprised by the result. (Spoiler: they can be your customers!)

Finally, some guidance will be given around what additional access controls can be put in place to ensure API based businesses continue to prosper.

Event
The 2018 Platform Summit
Time

October 24, 2018 10:30

Location:

Bankettsalen

Duration:

20

Smarter Tech Decisions Using APIs

API blog

High impact blog posts and eBooks on API business models, and tech advice

API conferences

Connect with market leading platform creators at our events

API community

Join a helpful community of API practitioners

API Insights Straight to Your Inbox!

Can't make it to the event? Signup to the Nordic APIs newsletter for quality content. High impact blog posts on API business models and tech advice.

Join Our Thriving Community

Become a part of the world’s largest community of API practitioners and enthusiasts. Share your insights on the blog, speak at an event or exhibit at our conferences and create new business relationships with decision makers and top influencers responsible for API solutions.