WHAT IS AN APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE SECURITY ASSESSMENT?
An Application Programming Interface (API) Assessment reviews and assesses the request and response system which is typically setup for web services. An API can often present additionally or extended functionality than a typical Application front end and exploitation of this interface can result in a range of vulnerabilities.
WHY CONDUCT AN API ASSESSMENT?
A large array of requests may be accessible through an API interface, providing content and functionality in an easy to access way. However, this ease of access also provides an easily accessible interface to malicious attackers.
The security issues which are common in Web Applications can still be present within an API interface, and it is often be the case that these interfaces are more overlooked, provide more functionality and require less authenticated access.
As part of our approach, our Penetration Testers use a combination of the most effective automated tools and manual exploitation techniques to identify vulnerabilities within your API. Our extensive reports provide a thorough assessment of each vulnerability and provide business context alongside each finding.
This is supplemented by technical and non-technical descriptions including evidence of exploitation to assist in prompt remediation activities and provide a thorough understanding of each issue.
An API security assessment and report will allow your business to:
- Receive assurance around the security posture of any API.
- Make ongoing improvements to an API’s security via specialist support, advice and consultancy.
- Adhere to regulatory bodies who require API Testing to be performed.
- Gain access to a dedicated team of specialist CREST Registered penetration testers who use the latest tools and techniques to accurately assess and identify emerging threats.