We live in a connected world. One that knows no bounds when it comes to the ability to reach the world with a message. Anyone, anywhere can spin up a website, write a few words and they’re instantly connected to the world. Yet in our globally connected world, we still have to deal with how the message is delivered. More and more the reach of our message comes from the ability to connect to the screens of our readers faster and do so in the most secure way possible.
We’re only halfway through the year and already we’ve seen some widespread cybersecurity threats and trends which are showing no sign of slowing. It’s important to take a moment to evaluate these trends, understand how to protect against them specifically and also interpret what they mean for 2018 and beyond.
The below list isn’t meant to scare you, or be 100% all inclusive, instead it’s a overview of the threats we continue to face on a daily basis.
Well, it has happened again. Unsecured API keys have lead to a major data breach affecting a broad swath of the web. This is not a fun post to write, and we do so not to pour salt in the wounds of anyone in the community. We do it to bring light to a often overlooked aspect of API security that more and more is becoming a common attack vector, and with the massive rise of the API economy, it is a problem that is not going to go away.