Why API Security Is More Complicated Than You Think (and Why It’s Your #1 Priority)
David Berlind, Editor-in-Chief, ProgrammableWeb
In the last year, the users of various social media services have had their accounts compromised due to API security related issues. ProgrammableWeb’s investigations into these transgressions reveals a degree of hacker sophistication that could never have been anticipated. The attacks were layered and complicated and one can only guess at the final objectives (but we have our hunches). In this presentation, ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief reveals the sophistication of these attacks with a step-by-step walkthrough of what the perpetrators did and then offers a a layered-security prescription for preventing your organization, APIs, and applications from being similarly compromised.