DevOps programming methodology and microservice architectures have taken off, making the interactions between the various components of a distributed web application—and the security of those components—more critical. In fact, API traffic today accounts for more than half of web traffic and the average company has more than 15,000 APIs in its environment.
However, unless secure coding practices are followed, APIs can be insecure. They expose application logic and Personally Identifiable Information (PII), which is why they are increasingly becoming a target for attackers. It isn’t always obvious that an application uses APIs. Do you know where they are in your organization? And who has ownership of them?
If an API is exhibiting any of these common vulnerabilities, it can lead to serious consequences. Not only could an attacker break into the system and cause disruptions to the service, but it could also lead to leaked personal user information and a subsequent data breach. Protecting APIs is an integral part of an organization’s security posture and becomes especially important when considering the sharp rise in API-related security incidents in recent years.
The Fortify team at OpenText Cybersecurity invites you to join us for this upcoming in-person event, where we’ll discuss how to take better control of your APIs and the steps you can take to improve their security.