In this article, Jason Macy – CTO of Forum Systems, highlights how classic cyber security falls short when agencies and corporations deploy APIs. Classic cyber security deployments are blind to API traffic content and patterns and require a comprehensive API security management strategy that this article helps define.
Application programming interfaces are at the forefront of today’s technology innovations. They allow mobile applications, cloud computing and legacy systems to abstract infrastructure applications and services from the integration points that they serve. API architectures deliver the rapid innovation and agile development that have transformed both corporate and government IT architectures. But despite APIs’ ubiquity and unquestioned business value, from a security standpoint they are often overlooked and under-protected.