Salt has just released a new resource for business and security leaders – “Understanding API Attacks: Why Are They Different and How Can You Stop Them.” Salt undertook writing this eBook as part of our ongoing commitment to educate the market about API security issues and trends. In this new eBook, we take a close look at how API attacks differ from traditional attacks, and the measures organizations can take to protect against them.
We all know that API attacks are growing. API attacks have gained significant attention due to high-profile incidents such as the Optus data breach and breaches affecting organizations such as Peloton, Experian, LinkedIn and Twitter. No organization is immune to API attacks, regardless of size or data value, which is why protecting APIs has become crucial for sustaining business growth.
Three main reasons are making APIs a top target:
Our eBook walks you through multiple types of API attacks and discusses how API attacks differ from traditional pattern-based attacks. With APIs, attackers focus on exploiting the underlying application and business logic behind each API. They use reconnaissance techniques to probe for vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access to data or functionality within the API. We discuss why traditional tools and testing methods are inadequate to detect and prevent these attacks.
In our eBook, we also outline the most common types of API attacks, among them:
Our eBook also takes an in-depth look at the vulnerabilities and threats outlined in the recently released 2023 OWASP API Security Top 10 list.
Our eBook provides focused insights on how to effectively protect against API attacks with a different approach to security. We look at considerations that include:
API security has become a hot button for today’s organizations. According to the State of the CISO 2023 report, 95% of CISOs worldwide say their organization has made API security a planned priority over the next two years. Understanding the types of API attacks, their evolution, and defensive measures is crucial for protecting your valuable data and ensuring continued business growth in today’s digital landscape.
We invite you to download our new eBook to learn about changing API attacks and what steps you can take to enhance your organization’s API security. If you have any questions, we are here to help. Our API experts are happy to discuss all of the issues covered in our eBook or provide you with a customized demo of the Salt Security API Protection Platform to demonstrate how a purpose-built API solution can defend your organization.
Salt continues to receive accolades for the Salt Security API Protection Platform – all year round! This time we have been honored with the “Best API Security” award in the 2023 API Awards.
We’ve further strengthened our partnership with the new “better-together” story of Salt and the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform.