Malicious assaults and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are increasingly targeting enterprise applications as back-end systems become more accessible and usable through cloud, mobile, and in on-premises environments.
APIs and microservices are major points of vulnerability, given their ability to offer programmatic access to data. Security, therefore, is an essential element of any organization’s API strategy.
This paper helps you understand the necessary components of a well-constructed API security strategy.
It takes you through API strategy assessment discussing the various attack vectors that could potentially make your API vulnerable. It then looks at risk mitigation solution architecture strategies that API providers and microservices mesh builders can put in place to prevent unauthorized data access, loss of data integrity, or the degradation of the quality of service.