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Explore Common API Security Testing Challenges and Practices


Guide to API Security Testing

The lack of a clear protocol makes application security assessments of microservice APIs somewhat precarious, since the typical go-to web security assessment tools, prescribed security assessment methodologies, and general penetration tester experience may not include coverage or interaction know-how for a particular microservice API offering or operational behavior.

In this whitepaper, industry thought leader Jeff Forristal talks about the challenges and practices for doing security testing on APIs.

Key takeaways: 

  • Familiarize yourself with the challenges
  • Explore common/best practices
  • Gain insights on what you can do to determine if your methodologies or toolings have gaps

Extra insights

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