OWASP API Security Project
What is API Security?
A foundational element of innovation in today’s app-driven world is the API. From banks, retail and transportation to IoT, autonomous vehicles and smart cities, APIs are a critical part of modern mobile, SaaS and web applications and can be found in customer-facing, partner-facing and internal applications. By nature, APIs expose application logic and sensitive data such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and because of this have increasingly become a target for attackers. Without secure APIs, rapid innovation would be impossible.
API Security focuses on strategies and solutions to understand and mitigate the unique vulnerabilities and security risks of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
API Security Top 10 Release Candidate is Here!
The RC version is finally ready and was presented during Global AppSec DC 2019 and Global AppSec Amsterdam 2019. Links to the presentations can be found in the News section on the right. Here is a sneak peek:
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Sep 30, 2019
The RC of API Security Top-10 List was published during OWASP Global AppSec Amsterdam
Sep 13, 2019
The RC of API Security Top-10 List was published during OWASP Global AppSec DC
May 30, 2019
The API Security Project was Kicked-Off during OWASP Global AppSec Tel Aviv
Join the discussion on the OWASP API Security Project Google group.
This is the best place to introduce yourself, ask questions, suggest and discuss any topic that is relevant to the project.
The project is maintained in the OWASP API Security Project repo.
The latest changes are under the develop branch.
Feel free to open or solve an issue.
Ready to contribute directly into the repo? Great! Just make you you read the How to Contribute guide.