API news:

Cyberattacks have seriously evolved: with the encryption of data on servers and mass arbitrariness against Microsoft – as in Exchange Server, as well as obtaining part of the Azure code and other successful criminal actions-there were also attacks aimed at various “application programming interfaces”, that is, APIs.

 

 

To put it simply, since users work with a GUI, that is, a graphical interface, and programs “communicate” with each other through an API, which is a set of algorithms for interaction between, for example, sites and service databases.

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Despite the fact that almost a fifth of companies monitor and test their working APIs on a daily basis, however, only one in five managers does not express concern about the stability of the IT security circuit of the corporate network and connected services.

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In addition, almost everyone wants to switch to a full-fledged MAPI (managed, with advanced features and the possibility of a permanent deep mode for monitoring anomalies and a streaming heuristic component, with on-the-fly verification).

 

When a company has a website, and especially when there are several of them, divided by directions and countries (languages), with access to several cloud databases – and there can be an average of about fifty services – the question arises: how many requests and how many APIs need to be constantly monitored?

Someone chooses options for hardware solutions made to order, and someone forms their own or hired teams of specialists; however, everyone is well aware that this direction is likely to be the next vector of attacks, taking into account the sharp increase in protection in other areas.

 

The existing regulations and security protocols, as the last year has shown, require extremely close attention and revision, since the sharply increased resources of the criminal cyber environment will not allow you to work calmly on solutions from five years ago (including the predicted development of the same mobile segment with new communication protocols and completely different connection speeds, which set new conditions for the response time to potential threats).

 

Also in the potential risk zone are all contact points: clouds, databases, hosting, virtual machines and sites-the implementation of links between network components will clearly undergo major changes in the development of a single standard for security.

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