Today’s technology is being used in the most creative ways. Application programming interface (API) powering up business and user in sharing, interacting, automating services programmatically. API’s often is all about collecting, processing, and sharing data conveniently.
API security has become increasingly important in the past few years, as more and more businesses are moving to the cloud and using embedded devices and the Internet of Things. Because of this, it is essential to include API security testing as part of your software development process. This will help ensure that your APIs are properly protected and secure.
An insecure API can become an entry point for attackers to abuse critical services. They can use this access to steal or manipulate data, or to disrupt the service entirely. This is why it is so important to ensure that your API is properly tested and secured.
Some of the most commonly known API attacks are to gain access to unauthorized data, to perform distributed denial-of-service(DDoS) attack, or account takeovers etc. However, there are many different types of API attacks, and it is important to be aware of them all in order to protect your API.
We use Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), API Security Top 10 2019 as a baseline in addition to our in-house custom security checks.
Our API assessment focuses on identifying the security risks and vulnerable entry points throughout the application. This will help ensure that your APIs are hardened based on security best practices.