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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

(API): Lessons Learned from API Vulnerabilities
Shahidul Hoque
Shahidul Hoque
Dell, Software Vulnerability Management Program Manager

The immense growth of API enabled business offerings and services, has placed API traffic as over 80% of the total web traffic. According to Gartner, around 90% of web apps will possess exposed APIs as attack surface than the frontends. This portrays an increased amount of potential API vulnerabilities over the month and year. Though the release of the OWASP Top 10 - API Security will provide a great enablement vehicle to the secure API development professionals but due to the immense growth and market opportunities, it will not be a too difficult ask to any security professionals to predict an increased amount of API vulnerabilities over the next couple of years.

Which key API vulnerabilities dominated over the last year [October'2019 to October'2020 i.e., since Platform Summit 2019 to 2020]? What are the common lessons we could derive from those API vulnerabilities?

This talk will provide an overview of five most noteworthy vulnerabilities (with CVEs) of last year and will bring key lessons to the API professionals in the development of secure API.