One of the most important things any API developer can realize is the fact that, as a data handler, they have some of the most important legal and moral requirements towards their data subjects of any technically oriented organization.
The fact that consumers entrust developers with their data at all is predicated upon the idea that this data will be secured, that the API itself will be bolstered against attacks, and that the API provider is doing everything within their power to continually secure themselves against potential threats. Read more
Every developer hopes for huge user bases populated by large amounts of monthly users. People using an application to its potential in the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, is a dream come true. Unfortunately for API services, with a greater deal of exposure comes a marked increase in vulnerability. Read more
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
It’s an unfortunate reality that if a system faces the publicly-served internet, chances are it will be attacked at some point within its lifecycle. This is simply a matter of statistics — given the number of users utilizing APIs, the Internet of Things, and the dynamic World Wide Web, an attack is statistically more likely than unlikely. Read more
This month, a day-zero Flash exploit was disclosed, exposing potentially millions of users’ data. After an emergency patch was rushed out, two more exploits were quickly discovered, leading to a vocal demand for an end-of-life date for Flash. Read more