Published: 18 Sep 2014
APIs empower organizations to integrate applications using Web technology. The API-based approach to integration is exploding in popularity because it builds on well-understood techniques and leverages existing infrastructure.
However, it is a mistake to think APIs can be secured using the same methods and technologies that were used to secure the conventional, browser-centric Web. APIs are fundamentally different and have an entirely unique risk profile that needs to be managed.
This eBook provides an overview of API-specific risks and offers five simple strategies for countering common threats. It explains how, by adopting a secure API architecture from the beginning, any organization can pursue an API strategy safely and securely.