API Security Is Top Concern For Security Leaders – Expert Thought

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Mar 23, 2021 05:05 am PST

According to researchers, 91% of security leaders will be making API security a priority, while 80% would like to gain more control over their APIs.

Notify of
1 Expert Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ameet Naik
Ameet Naik , Security Evangelist
March 23, 2021 1:24 pm

<p>As hundreds of billions of dollars in online business rely on APIs to efficiently function, APIs continue to be a major target for malicious hackers looking to exploit weaknesses in these connection points. When keys and tokens are leaked, they end up on the dark web and are then used in automated attacks against API endpoints. Our research found that on many websites and applications, more than 75% of login requests from API endpoints are malicious. API attacks continue to grow because they are easier and more economical to mount while being harder to detect than legacy browser-based botnet attacks. Businesses can beat API bots by employing a new defensive methodology driven by machine learning, sophisticated behavior modeling, and a constant real-time feedback loop. Developers must take steps to ensure that API keys and security tokens are properly protected using key vaults.</p>

Last edited 2 years ago by Ameet Naik

Recent Posts

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x