Test APIs for Vulnerabilities
With the number of APIs skyrocketing, companies are facing increasing challenges when it comes to security. Either there aren’t enough people who know how to test APIs, the number of APIs are growing faster than the team can keep up with, or the existing security tools lack adequate coverage. Any one of these three scenarios can spell disaster for your environment.
Why API security testing is important
Fuzzing has limitations
Though a highly recommended tactic, fuzzing doesn't provide a complete picture into your vulnerabilities and defects. True security testing entails using real business logic to run tests and simulations.
When you test your APIs is very important
When it comes to API development, it’s not just a matter of testing but also when you test your APIs. Traditionally, testing happens before deployment. But by consolidating testing into one phase of the software development lifecycle (SDLC), you create a bottleneck in the process as there is a never ending supply of code to test.
Organizations should pursue a shift-left API testing model
Shift-left is an approach of moving tasks earlier in the development process. This means that tasks that are traditionally done at a later stage should instead be performed at earlier stages. In the context of API security testing, developers are able to test early and throughout the development lifecycle.