In an era where APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are the lifeblood of digital interactions, the need for robust API security has never been more critical.  According to Gartner research, a staggering 90% of web-enabled applications are predicted to harbor vulnerabilities related to APIs. 

To help security practitioners overcome API security challenges, Tim Erlin, Head of Product at Wallarm, will share three fundamental principles for bolstering API security during his session at the Kong API Summit 2023

Why API Security Is Non-Negotiable

APIs have emerged as the linchpin of modern software applications, facilitating seamless communication between different systems and services. 

In today's digital age, APIs have become the connective tissue that binds modern software applications together. They empower applications to access essential data and engage effortlessly with external resources. Yet, this convenience comes with the responsibility of safeguarding APIs against potential threats.

As the conduits through which mission critical and sensitive data flows, APIs have become prime targets for potential threats. Protecting them has become a paramount concern in the world of technology and cybersecurity.

So, mark your calendars for the Kong API Summit on September 27, 2023, and prepare to dive into the world of API security with Tim Erlin.  Tim’s session will cover the three basic principles of API security and much more!

Principle #1: You Can't Protect What You Don't Know About

API Discovery: The Source of Truth for Your APIs. The foundation of any effective API security strategy is knowing your APIs inside out. Discovery is the initial step towards comprehending the intricacies of your API landscape.

Principle #2: Eliminating 100% of Security Issues Is Impossible

API Protection: Detect and Block API Attacks. Once you've gained a deep understanding of your APIs, it's time to fortify them against potential threats. 

Principle #3: The Earlier, the Better When It Comes to Risk Reduction

The earlier you tackle potential risks, the more effective your security strategy becomes. Start mitigating risks from the outset:

Don't miss this opportunity to quickly learn how to bolster your API security posture. Join us for this informative session on API Security at the summit!

Date: September 27, 2023
Track: Track 4
Time: 1:25 PM - 1:55 PM PDT | 8:25 PM - 8:55 PM UTC
Speaker: Tim Erlin, Head of Product, Wallarm

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