In an increasingly connected digital sphere, the API economy is no longer just a management challenge. Rather, the API economy has become a crucial part of cybersecurity efforts. APIs can provide security capabilities you do not have in-house. You don’t need to purchase specialized security tools or attain security expertise. Read more
Posts Tagged: API security
Introduced in 2016, and implemented in 2018, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was introduced to give individuals throughout Europe more control over their personal data.
Compliance caused plenty of headaches for businesses, both inside and outside of the EU, with many frantically sending out batch emails to confirm that individuals had opted in to hear from them. Read more
What with the rapid growth of the API economy, more sensitive data is shared through APIs than ever before. As a natural consequence of this, there are severe stakes around API security, and they’re only rising.
While it’s easy to overlook the importance of security in a brand-new API — especially if that API is only used internally or by selected partners — you ought to secure all APIs early-on. Read more
When a user utilizes a service, that user must first attest they are who they say they are. In most use cases, they must then confirm they can do what they’re trying to do. For many users, this is a relatively non-transparent process, and it might seem to happen magically behind the scenes. Read more
API keys are both incredibly powerful and extremely vulnerable. API key exposure can result in significant damage, both to a company and to the data it holds. As such, hiding and securing keys (as well as mitigating potential loss) is critical for any security plan in the modern API space. Read more