Why API cyberattacks are one of the biggest threats this year

APIs are big business with app adoption (opens in a new tab) application programming interfaces (APIs) are expected to experience dramatic growth this year. According to Forrester Research, commissioned by Imperva, half (49%) of organizations have between 25 and 250 APIs published internally, and 60% have the same number of public APIs, with those numbers expected to increase this year.

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David Trump is Director of Cybersecurity Solutions at BOM IT Solutions (opens in a new tab).

APIs are considered essential to digitization, allowing applications, containers and microservices to exchange data (opens in a new tab) and information quickly so that customers experience (opens in a new tab) more convenience on their digital devices. In the same Imperva report, more than three-quarters (78%) of business leaders say APIs are important for keeping the business competitive, especially for connecting with customers. (opens in a new tab) (88%) and to improve data ownership and management (83%).

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