Keeping up with hackers is a time-consuming business. Those with malicious intent always seem to be a step ahead—or at least close behind—the latest vulnerabilities.
Because of the access to data and application functionality they provide, APIs hold the potential to be the chink in your security armor. And API security best practices are increasingly under review as a result.
Vulnerabilities made public by internal security teams, third-party analysts, white hats and malicious actors alike often kick off a reevaluation of certain security approaches. Organizations have spent hours, days and even months setting and adjusting rate limits, reconfiguring permissions and scopes, rotating keys, and more in response to the recent barrage of high-profile API related breaches. And with more APIs introduced into enterprise networks each day, the level of effort involved in keeping them secure will only continue to rise.