Tuesday, August 8, 2017

API Security - SD Times Review of OWASP Top 10 - RC1

API Security has finally made it into mainstream security consciousness. The premiere web application security OWASP Top 10 Threats has published its Release Candidate 1 (RC 1). SD Times provided a comprehensive overview on the implications of including API Security as a part of OWASP Top 10 2017 - RC1. Here's an excerpt for SD Times article:

The next major addition is Underprotected APIs, since the use of APIs has exploded in modern software, said Williams. There are a variety of protocols and data formats used by these APIs, including SOAP/XML, REST/JSON, RPC, GWT, and others. It’s important to note that these APIs are often unprotected, and they contain numerous vulnerabilities, said Williams. He also added that these APIs represent a “major blind spot” for security programs in organizations, and OWASP is helping to refocus teams on this expanding problem.
“To me, T10-2017 reflects the move towards modern, high-speed software development that we’ve seen explode across the industry since the last version of the T10 in 2013,” said Williams. “While many of the vulnerabilities remain the same, the addition of APIs and attack protection in this version is designed to focus organizations on the key issues for modern software.”
A10 - Unprotected APIs snapshot is presented below:

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