DDoS threats and bot attacks are biggest threats to API security

APIs power many of our digital experiences, but because they provide a window into applications they also present a security risk. A new study from cyber security company Imperva reveals that 69 percent of companies have public-facing APIs which offer a route to the sensitive data behind applications. The results show 80 percent of organizations use a public cloud service to protect the data behind their APIs with most using a combination of API gateways (63.2 percent) and web application firewalls (63.2 percent). When asked about threats, 63 percent of respondents are most worried about DDoS, bot attacks, and authentication… [Continue Reading]