Posts Tagged: API security

World War API: Understanding the Enemy

The virtual world stage is ever evolving, and unfortunately, the physical conflicts of yesterday are quickly becoming the digital conflicts of today. States, groups, and individuals are poised to wage digital warfare for a variety of political, economic, and social reasons. Read more

World War API: Cyberattacks on the International Scale

The world is changing. What was once fought on battlefields with physical weapons is quickly transitioning online, with groups of individuals and even entire nations utilizing the internet to disrupt their enemies.

Just as with any conflict, there will be civilian casualties — whether it be civilian infrastructure or users weaponized as Distributed Denial of Service drones, the consequences of the coming virtual conflicts will be bad. Read more

Maintaining API Security in a Continuous Delivery Environment

Continuous delivery is a hallmark of the modern development world. As tools have matured and the needs of the consumer have evolved, constant development and deployment have become the norm rather than the exception.

With this increase in deployment, security has increased part and parcel. Read more

6 Techniques for 99.999% Uptime

A system is only useful if it can be used. If a system can’t be accessed, it might as well not exist. As far as APIs are concerned, this principle of availability is referred to as uptime.

Uptime is the state of a server or service, and the reliability thereof. Read more

Stemming the Flood – How to Rate Limit an API

If an API is implemented correctly, the number of users utilizing a service can be staggering. Millions of users and devices connect to the internet every day, utilizing APIs to perform calculations, convert media, and even help cure cancer.

The API developer’s dream come true, however, can also be a nightmare. Read more