Next TechTalk Session is June 24

On June 24, Aran and Bill are joined by researchers from Aite Group to talk about both the OWASP Top 10 web-based threats and the OWASP Top 10 API threats. Every month, join hosts Aran White and Bill Oakes for the reboot of our popular live webinar series, where we discuss both industry trends and…

TechTalk: A Panel on API Security

May’s TechTalk had hosts Aran and Bill joined by Dmitry Sotnikov, CPO of 42Crunch, for a panel discussion on common API security issues and how to mitigate them. In addition to addressing these common issues, the panel also took questions from the audience. Definitely a topic of interest. API Academy encourages those who are interested…

Advice to Developers: Double-check Configurations to Avoid Cybersecurity Pain

Last month in my API Academy blog I provided my observations and recommendations about the importance of logging and monitoring from a cybersecurity perspective. This month, I’ll focus on the importance of avoiding security misconfigurations when building and updating applications. As I noted last month, I’m a bit of an old salt in security, having…

Top Ten GraphQL Myths Debunked

There are a lot of myths out there (flying horse, anyone?). There’s even myths about GraphQL, which can lead to misunderstandings around it’s use cases, and even at times unwarranted fears over it’s usage. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most common GraphQL myths and see if we can’t assuage some worries and…

How-to: API Management and HTTP/2

As usage of the HTTP/2 protocol becomes more prevalent, it’s clear that your API security solution must be able to handle HTTP/2 traffic. The performance enhancements offered by HTTP/2 make it ideal for high volume network traffic and IOT use cases, and even simpler use cases will reap the benefits. What once seemed like a…

Why APIs are Critical Today

APIs are more important than ever in these challenging times where everything is being operated remotely. APIs make it easy to provide access to information and keep businesses running smoothly. They can also create new challenges and risks if they are not properly managed.  First, security is paramount to ensure only those that are allowed…

The Importance of API Testing

Like any software, APIs are subject to bugs and other errors. That makes API testing at least as important as other software testing, likely more-so. With potentially hundreds or thousands of consumers, an issue in your API could have a magnifying effect. To maintain software quality, it makes sense to have a robust approach to…

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