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
Posts Tagged: Security
Every year we see more and more high-profile data breaches. In 2019, companies reported over 3,800 data breaches, and 4.1 billion records were accessed. These included records from major financial institutions.
With so much of our daily lives and business transactions occurring online, cybersecurity threats can be devastating for customers and costly for corporations. Read more
“If you think about where OAuth started, it was really about securing comments on blog posts and now we’re talking about enterprises, so it’s a whole different class of security.”
This is how Travis Spencer, CEO at the identity company Curity, opened his talk at our 2019 Austin API Summit, and it’s an astute summary of the way many products (particularly in the tech scene) are tweaked or re-engineered beyond their original purpose. Read more
The API ecosystem is facing a serious scalability issue. While current responsibilities associated with designing, coding, and maintaining APIs are still very manageable, we’re likely to see a huge increase in the number of APIs — public and private — over the coming years. Read more
When it comes to API security, no integration is 100% safe. Breaches meet the news day after day. Vulnerable connections continue to expose private data, costing companies millions of dollars in repairs and resulting in terrible PR.