Gartner has said that API attacks would be the most common attack vector in 2022, resulting in data breaches for enterprise web applications. Gartner also predicts that by 2024, API abuses and related data breaches will double.
For 2023, we don't see any reason to doubt that APIs will continue to be a top target for attackers, resulting in theft, fraud, and business disruptions. The recent Optus Telecom API security incident shows new levels of analysis attackers are performing to understand how each API works, how they interact with each other, and what the expected outcome is. In another example of abusing the trust established by the API-host-to-user relationship, a local inventory search function used to enable Ulta Beauty customers to find and buy products nearby was hit by an attack that was 700X larger than average load.
2022 was a banner year for innovation, but not only in the traditional 'churning out new features' way. Many organizations started thinking about their processes and how to amplify them to maximize efficiency and employee retention.
And when they started digging, companies realized that the developer experience was a major pain point that could be rectified-and a ripple effect of positive gains would result.
Companies started looking more closely at how the tools and processes developers use support and enhance their work. Great tools and thoughtful processes boost developer happiness and satisfaction. And when those levels rise, guess what else increased? Productivity, efficiency and employee retention rates.
Because of the increasing number of cyberattacks, security has become an integral element of SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle). Secure software development is a requirement to protect software from cybercriminals and hackers, minimize any vulnerabilities, and maintain users' privacy.
In this post, we'll provide a checklist of the top secure development practices. The leading concepts are that the best developer security practices make security everybody's responsibility and provide a software development environment that's secure from the application's inception to release.
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