Mitch Ashley - Principal, Techstrong Research
APIs are the lifeblood of the cloud-native and app-based economies. Businesses are increasingly defined by the quality of their APIs and how they leverage partners’ APIs. Programming interfaces have evolved far beyond simply serving as ingress and egress points of applications and tools, and a compromised API can prove to be an easy attack vector for cybercriminals. Failing to adequately manage the security of APIs creates a new host of challenges and questions that you must consider. For example, who is using what APIs? Are your APIs updated? Did your DevOps team evaluate the security of your APIs during their selection process? Have you formalized the way your organization is evaluating API security? It is increasingly clear that an API breach can lead to the downfall of your entire digital software strategy—but it doesn’t have to be this way.