Are you looking to make your API security program stronger? Do you sometimes find it challenging to spot and address security vulnerabilities effectively? You're not alone! Many security professionals like you face challenges in improving API security because technology and cyber threats keep changing. This makes ensuring strong API security a complex but vital task.
This checklist can help. You can use these guidelines to improve your API security posture. Feel free to adapt these guidelines to match your company's specific needs because, let's face it, no two organizations are exactly the same.
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Our checklist dives into various aspects of API security, such as designing secure APIs, testing them thoroughly, monitoring for potential issues, and seamlessly integrating security into your workflow. It's like your go-to manual for maintaining strong API security at every stage of your API's life cycle.
We've also made sure to discuss the necessary technical capabilities you should have, from identifying potential security gaps to protecting against them and promptly addressing any issues that may arise.
By following these best practices, you'll be able to prioritize your security efforts effectively, focusing on what matters most and minimizing potential risks.
Want to learn more about API security? Check out the following selection of articles:
- What is an API attack, and how to prevent it?
- How to automate API Specifications for Continuous Security Testing
- Application security audit: an in-depth guide
- API Catalog & API Portal: A handbook of everything you should know
- The State of Public APIs 2023: an analysis of design, performance, reliability and security of 6000+ public APIs