API Security Best Practices

Key Considerations for API Protection

Published November 2023

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APIs have become the fabric of the modern economy, unleashing innovation to help app teams capture mind and market share with elegant and ubiquitous digital experiences. APIs expand the threat surface considerably, however, creating more opportunities for compromise and abuse that can lead to data breaches, lost customer trust, and damaged brand. While APIs are subject to the same attacks as legacy web apps, existing security controls may be insufficient to adequately protect them. Moreover, risk is compounded by a constantly changing application lifecycle, a plethora of third-party integrations, and lack of visibility into API calls hidden deep within business logic.