Protecting your APIs against attack and hijack

Secure your enterprise applications for mobile, the cloud and open Web

Published September 2016

The application programming interface (API) is an emerging technology for integrating applications using Web technology. This approach is exploding in popularity because it builds on well-understood techniques and leverages some existing infrastructure.

But it is a mistake to think you can secure APIs using the same methods and technology with which we secured the browser-centric Web. APIs are fundamentally different from websites and have an entirely unique risk profile that must be addressed.

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