Learn why APIs are becoming the new battleground for application security. Explo...
Application programming interfaces (APIs) are the glue that holds together the modern world. They allow applications to communicate with each other, share data, and perform tasks. As a result, APIs are increasingly being used to access sensitive data and systems. This makes them a prime target for cyberattacks.
In 2023, APIs are becoming the new battleground for application security. Here are some of the reasons why:
- **The number of APIs is exploding:** The number of APIs in use is growing exponentially. In fact, it is estimated that there will be over 500 billion APIs in use by 2023. This growth is being driven by the increasing popularity of cloud computing, microservices, and DevOps.
- **APIs are often poorly secured:** API security is often overlooked by developers. This is because APIs are often seen as a communication layer between applications, and not as a security boundary. As a result, APIs are often vulnerable to a variety of attacks, such as unauthorized access, injection attacks, and denial-of-service attacks.
- **APIs are used to access sensitive data:** APIs are often used to access sensitive data, such as financial information, customer data, and intellectual property. This makes them a valuable target for attackers.
The growing number of APIs, their poor security posture, and the sensitive data they often access make them a major target for cyberattacks.
## How to Mitigate API Security Risks?
There are a number of steps that organizations can take to mitigate API security risks. These include:
- **Implementing strong authentication and authorization controls:** This will help to prevent unauthorized access to APIs.
- **Encrypting data in transit and at rest:** This will help to protect sensitive data from being intercepted or stolen.
- **Using API security tools and services:** There are a number of API security tools and services available that can help to detect and prevent API attacks.
- **Training developers on API security best practices:** Developers should be trained on how to develop secure APIs.
By taking these steps, organizations can help to protect their APIs and the data they access.
## How Threatspy Can Help?
Here are some of the ways Threatspy can help organizations mitigate API security risks:
- **Comprehensive security scanning:** Threatspy uses advanced heuristic algorithms to scan APIs for a wide range of vulnerabilities, including SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and denial-of-service attacks.
- **Accurate assessments:** Threatspy's scanning engine is highly accurate, minimizing false positives and providing organizations with accurate assessments of their API security posture.
- **Automated remediation:** Threatspy can automatically remediate many API vulnerabilities, saving organizations time and money.
- **Seamless integration:** Threatspy integrates with a wide range of workflow apps & CI/CD pipeline, making it easy for organizations to incorporate it into their existing security processes.
**According to a recent report by Akamai, APIs are now the top target for attackers, accounting for 83% of web-related attacks.**
With [Threatspy](https://www.secureblink.com/threatspy), developers can confidently release secure APIs and applications, knowing that any vulnerabilities identified can be fixed and remediated in real-time. Threatspy's heuristic approach identifies both known & unknown vulnerabilities and prioritizes with a custom-built Reachability Framework, while its Auto Remediation Playbook and Mitigation Campaign streamline the remediation process and calculate ROI. This allows organizations to rapidly identify & mitigate vulnerabilities than they can today.
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