APIs have become the fabric of the modern economy, unleashing innovation to help digital teams capture mind and market share with elegant customer experiences.
APIs expand the risk surface considerably, however, creating more opportunities for vulnerabilities and misconfiguration that can lead to data breaches, lost customer trust, and damaged brand.
While APIs are subject to the same attacks as legacy web apps, existing security controls are insufficient to adequately protect them. Moreover, risk is compounded by a constantly changing application lifecycle, a plethora of third-party integrations, and lack of visibility into API calls hidden deep within business logic.
How APIs have become the fabric of the modern digital economy.
Why APIs introduce more risk by default and change the calculus for security teams.
What security and risk teams should consider doing to protect API endpoints in a constantly changing application lifecycle.