The first dedicated WAF was introduced to the market in 1997 by Perfecto Technologies with their AppShield product. Perfecto, renamed as Sanctum, is also credited with defining the first top ten list of web application hacking techniques which, at the time, included:
This list evolved into the OWASP Top Ten, first published in 2003, and since then we’ve seen both the Top 10 and WAFs evolve to keep up with the latest and greatest threats to applications over the years.
Fast forward to 2019 and the OWASP community decided that API vulnerabilities are unique enough that it was time to define a Top 10 list specific to API-based applications and API Security.
So the question is – how does the WAF stand up as APIs have increasingly become the centerpiece of applications and a primary target for attackers? Check out the video to hear what we think and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
It’s extremely important to make sure your OAuth implementation is secure. The fix is just one line of code away. We sincerely hope the information shared in our blog post series will help prevent major online breaches and help web service owners better protect their customers and users.
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