Why is API Protection Getting Worse?

Published on
13/09/2022 10:52 AM

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are now the preferred choice when it comes to facilitating connections in the cloud because they can be used to quickly and efficiently create consistent, feature-rich applications. A recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) report found that more than half of web apps and websites will use APIs over the course of the next two years. But security is not keeping pace.

According to the Cloud Security Alliance’s ‘Top Threats to Cloud Computing’, APIs now pose the second biggest threat to cloud security, second only to identity, credential, key and access management. It’s rise up the threat charts directly corresponds with its popularity but also the voracity of attacks. Back in 2017, APIs came in at number three in the CSA chart and then fell all the...

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