APIs: The Trojan horses of security

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At the moment, within the cybersecurity industry the emphasis tends to be on securing networks with perimeter-based protection, however, leaving an application endpoint unsecured means an application programming interface (API) can serve as a gateway to the data centre by which attackers can effectively attack the backend via bots, and compromised or impersonating applications. With banks having to share their APIs due to recent PSD2 regulations, keeping applications and APIs secure is more important than ever.

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