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.
- 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