Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
January 04, 2018

The basics of API security - the intro

Anyone who knows anything about APIs knows to ask one basic question before launching one of their own: What about security?

APIs offer tech-savvy businesses an advantage over their competitors, but that advantage comes with some amount of risk. Exposing your internal systems and business logic to the outside world provides malicious entities looking to steal your data or proprietary code with new avenues to attack you. The Internet’s a big place, full of people who’d love nothing more than to make an easy profit exploiting vulnerabilities in your system. If you’re going to work with APIs, you have to prepare for these attacks.

We’re here to help you do just that. In this series, we’ll teach you the basics of API security, including:

(This post is the introduction to ourBasics of API Securityseries. We'll update this post with links to the next parts in the series as they are released.)

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