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API Insecurity: The Lurking Threat In Your Software

Design And Build API Security Top To Bottom, End To End Across The Software Lifecycle

October 22, 2020

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From simple internal flows between parts of a microservice app to major B2B transactions worth millions, APIs serve a huge range of scenarios, users, and processes. They provide a foundation for innovation and digital transformation at multiple levels — and at each level, they open security holes and create privacy risks. This report provides security pros a broad-based view of API security strategies, tools, and considerations as a working model for collaboration with digital channel executives, application developers, and enterprise, data, and infrastructure architects.

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Table of Contents

  • APIs Are The New Storefront, But Security Hasn't Kept Pace
  • API Security Requires Holistic Architecture
  • API Security Requires Multiple Tools And Strategies
  • Recommendations

  • Build Security Into API Development And Deployment Pipelines
  • What It Means

  • API Security Is The Next Big Opportunity For Security Pros
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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