By Anthony Lonergan | Date posted: July 18, 2017
In this series on the Top 10 API threats and How to Prevent Them, Forum Systems shares security insights compiled over many years, delivering secure and reliable solutions for web services and API modernization initiatives.
First things first: Stop the Bleeding
SSL/TLS is an encryption-based security mechanism intended to protect private business information and identity tokens sent across a network. However, weak and improper implementations of the SSL and TLS protocol specifications have exposed organizations to not only man-in-the-middle attacks, but also direct attacks on servers; with private data lifted directly from the memory of enterprise and cloud devices.