October 2018

The importance of APIs in public cloud security

By | Date posted: October 11, 2018

 

“The importance of APIs in public cloud security: How secure do you think yours are? Jason Macy, CTO at Forum Systems explains why cloud security is not the only form of security required for systems and applications running in the cloud.

Most cloud services use their own rendition of API gateways to serve as the single-entry point into the application or service and to provide access control. Because APIs are exposed via API gateways, the gateway product itself has become the target of attack and compromise. Any hacker who can compromise the API gateway will have the ability to turn any “no” into a “yes”. The primary issue is that API gateway technologies were designed for integration, not for security. API security best practices instead use cyber-secure technology for API enablement, which performs the roles of an API gateway, but includes the IAM and cyber security technologies together within the gateway itself. This product technology is known as an API Security Gateway…

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