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API Security

API Security

Understand the fundamentals of an API and recognise the hidden risks.

A foundational element of innovation in today’s application-driven world is the API (Application Programming Interface). Legacy systems are being modernized, replaced, or due to high spend on maintenance, slowly retired. The complexity is increasing while focus is on functionality and agility rather than security.

Enterprises are refactoring monoliths down into microservices, and increasingly applications are being connected in real time and with mobile devices. Understanding how information is funnelling through the Internet is a fundamental element of protecting API integrity.

Nearly all respondents (91%) experienced an API security incident last year(2020). Vulnerabilities (54%) and authentication issues (46%) topped the list, followed by bot/scraping (20%) and denial of service attacks (19%). More than a quarter of organizations running production APIs have no API security strategy


At Kontex, we can help you to adopt an API strategy across your cloud computing environments that maximises their capabilities, whilst keeping security in mind.

Our specialists have embarked on multiple client projects ranging from providing training on API security standards, to evaluating API integrations, to providing end-to-end API security roadmaps.

We focus on:

  • Implementing security at each layer.
  • Following API Security Best Practices.
  • Centralization, Standardization, & Automation.
  • Regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Educating and inspiring to create great future proof solutions.

The use of APIs is critical in modern enterprises to connect services and exchange data. APIs often expose a vast amount of information publicly, and although not all data is sensitive, some data requires extra protection. Organisations are lacking a continuous approach to API security across the API development and delivery cycle. Our team have helped many organisations in designing security directly into APIs through evaluating the following security dimensions:

Secure messaging: Encryption mechanisms.

Resource Protection: Authorization and Authentication.

Negotiation of Contracts: Facilitate automation between web services.

Trust Management: Establishing a web service identity.

Security Properties: Satisfying security requirements.


Start your journey towards a more secure organisation

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