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How to take a layered approach to API security

How to take a layered approach to API security

A popular fairy tale told in IT circles is that the internet is built on a perfectly orchestrated 7-layer stack. A popular extension of this notion is that enterprises can secure their infrastructure using a layered approach to security. Like most fairy tales, there is some truth in these stories.

The Perils of Overestimating the Security of Your APIs

The Perils of Overestimating the Security of Your APIs

In 2019, I hacked 30 bank mobile apps and APIs in coordination with domestic and international financial services and FinTech companies. In 2020-2021, I hacked 30 mobile health (mHealth) apps and FHIR APIs in coordination with healthcare providers, giving me access to thousands of patient records via their APIs due to broken authentication and authorization vulnerabilities. This year, in coordination with federal and state law enforcement agencies, I was able to take remote control of law enforcement vehicles through the automaker’s APIs.

Top 5 Ways To Protect Against Data Exposure

Top 5 Ways To Protect Against Data Exposure

Attackers are listening to your API chatter, finding vulnerabilities that reveal valuable (and personal) data. Here’s what developers should consider to protect against excessive data exposure.