[#VIRTUAL] PRO TALK (API): API Visibility: Securing Your Blind Spot without Losing Speed


Lebin Cheng
Imperva, VP, API Security

Lebin Cheng is a technologist and serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. Cheng cofounded Netskope and later cofounded CloudVector, acquired by Imperva. He was awarded 15 patents in areas such as network security, application infrastructure and API inspection. He holds an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley and a MS in Computer Science from Purdue University.


The growing prevalence of APIs, presents security teams with an all-too-familiar problem - deployment can outpace security processes and protections, creating a vulnerability they are left to address. With APIs emerging as the next big attack vector, this has become a critical shift left priority. Understanding the tradeoffs between securing APIs versus the cost of not taking action is the first step in gaining buy in across the organization From there, you can build a phased plan to introduce visibility into your APIs, determine which APIs expose sensitive data and finally to build processes around how APIs are managed. This session will offer tips and tricks for securing APIs without slowing down the speed of development.