Forrester: Why APIs need zero-trust security


Louis Columbus

APIs today prove their value by driving new digital business revenue growth and transforming decades-old business models. Such APIs have also become a fast-growing threat vector and a nexus of what research group Forrester calls “API insecurity.” What the enterprise needs is to approach APIs from a zero-trust security paradigm.

Evidence of the rise of APIs in DevOps is plentiful, and IT managers have taken note. According to the second annual RapidAPI Developer survey, 58% of enterprise executives say participating in the API economy is a top priority. In some industries, this change is particularly dramatic. The RapidAPI survey indicates 89% of telecommunications executives, 75% of health care executives, and 62% of financial service executives prioritize competing in an API...

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