Posts Tagged: encryption

An Introduction to Securing Your New API

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

5 Ways To Hack An API (And How To Defend)

API hacking is, unfortunately, part of the modern API landscape. Whenever you have resources exposed to the greater internet, those resources are going to be attacked in some way.

Thankfully, half of the fight is just being aware of the threats against your API. Read more

9 Types of Tests To Perform On Your APIs

The subject of API testing is often used in passing, but the exact API test types are wide and varying. From functional testing, to penetration testing, error detection, fuzz testing, and beyond, there are many ways to validate API performance and security. Read more

Securing IoT Medical Devices

Securing Medical IoT Devices

The IoT (Internet of Things) is becoming part of our everyday life. We’re developing audio equipment that can use voice commands to process complex operations, light switches that schedule operations based on observed functionality over time, and even devices that we can use to automatically order supplies based on our consumption habits. Read more

What is a JWT?

Why Can’t I Just Send JWTs Without OAuth?

A JSON Web Token or JWT is an extremely powerful standard. It’s a signed JSON object; a compact token format often exchanged in HTTP headers to encrypt web communications.

Because of its power, JWTs can be found driving some of the largest modern API implementations. Read more