How to Build an Effective API Security Strategy


Published: 08 December 2017 ID: G00342236

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Summary

A security strategy that manages access and protects systems from attack while still engaging digital ecosystems is essential to any API program. Application leaders must design, execute and govern an effective API security strategy, including the use of API gateways.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Discover and Assess Your Organization's APIs to Ensure They Are Covered by Your Overall Web Security Architecture
      • Involve Every API Security Stakeholder
    • Take a Capabilities View of API Security
      • Use Infrastructure Rather Than "Baked In" Security
      • Truly "Open" APIs Need Security Too
    • Adopt a Continuous Approach to API Security
      • Discover:
      • Monitor:
      • Secure:
    • Use a Distributed Enforcement Model to Protect APIs Across Your Entire Architecture, Not Just at the Edge
      • Edge-to-Endpoint Security
      • Next Steps
  • Case Study
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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