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Chris Westphal

How Martial Arts Can Help You Eliminate API Vulnerabilities

In college a good friend of mine got deeply involved in the martial art Aikido. Unlike other martial arts I was familiar with one of the things that stuck out for me was the concept of using an attacker’s momentum against them. Instead of directly attacking, the defender would wait for a move from their opponent, like a lunge, and harness that momentum to take control.

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Inon Shkedy

OWASP Global AppSec Tel Aviv Recap

OWASP Global AppSec 2019 happened recently in Tel Aviv and I was lucky enough to attend, present a few sessions, meet some new people and have lots of great conversations so I thought it would be good to do a writeup to share my thoughts about the event. First, let’s talk about why I attended.

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Chris Westphal

How to Control Top API Security Risks

From a previous post we know that today’s applications are different compared to what they were just a few years back and APIs are increasingly being used to power customer applications, connect with partners and drive microservices environments. Whether you realize it or not APIs are everywhere around us and they exchange sensitive data constantly, making them a rich target for attackers, which explains why we’ve seen a significant increase in attacks targeting APIs in recent years.

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