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Application Program Interface (API) is a significant part of Web Services, which is an implementation of Web Technology. Web services and API are used for communication between the application interface and server-side functionalities. Two types of API services includes REST API and SOAP API web services. Each of these types, either XML or JSON are used to procure data from the server based on API request calls, from the application.

Since the usage of API services became more significant in modern web and mobile apps, it becomes a major attack vector and paves the gateway for various new variety of vulnerabilities and threats. API services security assessment will provide a significant amount of information about the vulnerabilities in the API to the developers, which are necessary to avoid data breaches.

APIs are driving the next generation of software architecture?

APIs are driving the next generation of software architecture and creating a new digital business channel for customer engagement (such as Desktop Apps and Mobile Apps). The downside is that, they are also opening a variety of new attack vectors which are being exploited every day by malicious actors and applications.

Do you have API security in place?

API can provide hackers, direct access to critical business data. No week passes by without the news of data leaks and API security breaches of organizations. Do you have a strategy for securing your APIs and complying with data-protection regulations? The sad answer may be a No!

  • Are you considering your API as a part of security assessment?:
    A security assessment hardens your API and prevents it from an attack vector against your organization. An API security test is an authorized hacking attempt, aimed at identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in the architecture and configuration of an API. The purpose of this test is to demonstrate how attackers can compromise an API and gain access to an organization's digital assets.

Briskinfosec's Approach for API Security Assessment

API Security Assessment
  • Standards
  • Benefits
  • Why choose Briskinfosec?
  • The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
  • Penetration Testing and Execution Standard (PTES)
  • Gain competitive advantage –API's provide your applications with avenues for growth through integration with mainstream products. Proper security measures are a key for supporting such initiatives.
  • Protect the data transmitted between users and API from being intercepted by a malicious attacker.
  • Get independent verification of the security measures around your APIs.
  • Reduce risks, legal costs and ramifications due to a data breach.
  • Get actionable recommendations that developers can follow during development or when implementing upgrades.
  • Ensure compliance with PCI DSS and other security standards.
  • Verify alignment with OWASP and ensure that the most common exploitation mechanisms are addressed.
  • Provide management with a proof of exploitation which outlines the assets that an attack can compromise of.
  • Careful scoping of the test environment to establish the exact extent of the testing exercise.
  • Immediate notification of any critical vulnerability to help you take action quickly.
  • A detailed report that identifies and explains the vulnerabilities (ranked in order of significance).
  • A list of recommended countermeasures to address any identified vulnerabilities.
  • An executive summary that explains what the risks mean in business terms.
  • Collaborative work with your in-house development team to understand the issue and recommend a proper fix.

Choose Briskinfosec because:

  • We ensure that the API, supporting backend Infrastructure and Application are secure.
  • We combine advanced manual tests with automated vulnerability scans to ensure all critical functionalities of application are covered and vulnerabilities are identified.

By choosing Briskinfosec:

  • You receive a simple assessment that applies to your business and relevant threats, not a general evaluation of theoretical risks.
  • You work with qualified consultants experienced in API penetration testing.
  • You receive a clear report that prioritizes the relevant risks to your organization, so that you can rectify vulnerability.
  • You work with the company who won the “Indian Book of Records” and who is also listed as one among the “Top 20 Most Promising Cyber Security Service Provider 2018”.
  • We, at Briskinfosec, use our own created tools along with advanced manual tests and automated vulnerability scans, to ensure all critical vulnerabilities are identified.

At Briskinfosec:

  • We have been empanelled as ISO27001:2015 certified organisation.
  • We have also been empanelled with Axcelos Global Best Practice consultants as an organization that always meets the international standard based cyber security process and practices.

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