In recent years, large reputable companies such as Facebook, Google and Equifax have suffered major data breaches that combined exposed the personal information of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The common vector linking these breaches – APIs. The scale and magnitude of these breaches are the reason API security has been launched into the forefront of enterprise security concerns – now forcing us to rethink the way we approach API security as a whole.
OWASP Top 10 project has for a long time been the standard list of top vulnerabilities to look for and mitigate in the world of web applications.
APIs represent a significantly different set of threats, attack vectors, and security best practices. This caused the OWASP community to launch OWASP API Security project earlier this year.
In this session we’ll discuss:
· What makes API Security different from web application security
· The OWASP API Security Top 10
· Real world breaches and mitigation strategies for each of the risks