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Ovum Consulting asked IT and security professionals across a variety of industries globally about their use of APIs, adoption of API management platforms, and the security features included in those platforms.



“The use of APIs to enable applications to interact across single and multiple infrastructures is skyrocketing and innovation is being fueled by companies finding new ways to monetize their software assets by exposing APIs to outside developers,” said Rik Turner, senior analyst at Ovum. “However, exposing APIs to developers outside the company creates significant risk and APIs are becoming a growing target for cyber criminals. This study highlights an alarming lack of consistency and ownership in how API security is addressed.”

Full Article. The inconvenient truth about API security - Help Net Security