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Introducing the Noname API Security Workshop

Karl Mattson
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APIs are the foundation to digital transformation, forging connections between applications, platforms, and services. And whether they realize it or not, all of today’s modern businesses are managing thousands of APIs in their cloud and on-premises environments. However, this innovation comes with caution as APIs also present a rapidly expanding attack surface for security teams to monitor and protect. And the reality is, APIs are often misunderstood and frequently overlooked by application security managers and software developers.

Despite the fact that traditional AppSec solutions have been the go-to for quite some time, APIs present unique security needs that these solutions can’t address. Notably, traditional application security solutions don’t provide the required level of visibility to accurately track how many APIs you have, the types of data they interact with, and whether or not they’re being exploited. Why? Well, given the distributed workforce models of today, a considerable amount of APIs are deployed in siloes. Meaning they aren’t routed through a proxy such as an API gateway or web application firewall. This also means they aren’t monitored, are rarely audited, and are most vulnerable to attack.

For these reasons, Noname Security has made it our mission to help organizations across the globe secure their API estate. Our holistic API security platform provides comprehensive support via three key capabilities – API Posture Management, API Runtime Protection, and Active Testing.

Comprehensive API Security from a Market Leader

As stated above, Noname provides a range of API security controls from code to production, ensuring our customers are protected throughout the software development lifecycle. With our API Posture Management tool, you can discover all the APIs running on your network, including legacy and shadow APIs, and analyze them to spot design flaws, misconfigurations, and vulnerabilities. You can even catalog sensitive data so you can quickly see how many APIs are able to access credit card data, phone numbers, SSNs, and other sensitive data. On average we find 30% more APIs than our customers originally anticipated.

In addition to knowing where your APIs are in the wild, how do you know if they’re behaving properly? Or better yet, how do you know if they’re exposing sensitive data? Our API Runtime Protection tool uses AI and machine learning-based security models to monitor each API for runtime attacks and stop hackers before they get their hands on sensitive data or disrupt vital services. 

But those tools only help with security after deployment. We also wanted to make sure you were developing secure code as well. True to the shift left approach, Noname Active Testing provides a suite of API-focused security tests that security operations can run on-demand or as part of a CI/CD pipeline to ensure that APIs aren’t released with security vulnerabilities.

Getting Started with Our API Security Workshop

We realize that API security is an emerging cybersecurity discipline and that many organizations may not be prepared to take action. So in an effort to expose technical professionals and managers to the capabilities discussed above, Noname Security has created an industry-first API Security Workshop.

During this workshop, attendees will get hands-on experience with techniques that are used to exploit vulnerable APIs. Our instructors, who are seasoned solution architects, will also provide insights into API traffic and how it is analyzed within the Noname platform.  Notably through the use of our Posture Management and Runtime Protection modules. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain what APIs are and why securing APIs is important
  • Understand the OWASP API Top10 and the associated security risks 
  • Identify techniques that are used to exploit vulnerable APIs
  • Articulate how Noname monitors API traffic for anomalies 
  • Protect your environment against API attacks and remediates threats

Obtain CPE Credits by Attending the Workshop

If the above weren’t compelling enough, Noname has partnered with ISC(2), the leading association for information security leaders like you, to bolster your career in cybersecurity. That’s right. Attending our workshop will help you retire your annual requirement of earning 40 CPE credits to maintain your Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) certification. For your participation in the workshop, you will receive CPE credits that can be used towards your total requirement. So not only do you get exposed to cutting edge technology, you also get to leverage the time spent learning to further your career.

So what are you waiting for? Click here to learn more about the workshop and get registered!

Karl Mattson

Karl is a cybersecurity leader and innovator who serves as the CISO for Noname Security. He has over 25 years experience leading innovative and diverse teams of technology and security professionals in financial services, retail and federal government. Previously, Karl served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for PennyMac Financial Services and City National Bank. He has a track record of providing CEOs, CTO and investors in cybersecurity on strategies for product, market and customer success.

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