API Brief #4: What is Product Claims Testing, Detecting Breaking Changes Across API Versions, and three questions to ensure API security

This week’s must-read article: Product claims testing, or product testing, has been around for decades to help organizations avoid potential lawsuits. A product test will show whether the product they’re looking at provides value or if there is an alternative in the market that might.

API governance is still very much mired in the design phase of evolution. Optic-ci can help you find problems in the CI/CD pipeline because they use an open source approach to API governance.

Finally, we have an article on how more than a quarter of businesses have doubled API usage in the past year. 5% say they have more than tripled their API use. Traditional tools fail to protect against the plethora of new threats associated with ultra-modern APIs.

18/02/2022

What is Product Claims Testing

This week’s must-read article is about Product Claims Testing. The cyber security industry is overflowing with companies that overstate their cyber threat detection capabilities. Having security protection products that are up-to-date and perform as expected is crucial to any business. Product claims testing, or product testing, has been around for decades to help organizations avoid potential lawsuits. After the test is completed, you’ll know how well your product stands up to your claims. A product test will show whether the product they’re looking at provides value or if there is an alternative in the market that might be a better fit.23/01/2022

Detecting Breaking Changes Across API Versions

An interesting read this week was about detecting breaking changes across API versions Kin Lane wrote that API governance is still very much mired in the design phase of evolution, focused on the consistency in design of a single API. Leading edge API service providers have begun shifting their investment beyond just design and are focusing on more operational-level concerns. Optic-ci allows you to detect breaking changes in the CI/CD pipeline using their open source approach to API governance that leans more in the direction of operations governance than design governance. It is difficult for teams to get a handle on what is happening across many different APIs, but it becomes exponentially more difficult.

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15/03/2022

Three questions to ensure API security

An interesting piece this week by The Teiss team wrote about three questions to ensure API security: Over a quarter of businesses have doubled API usage in the past year, with 5% saying they have more than tripled their API use. This increase in attacks, combined with the vast amount of data that modern APIs expose, makes a recipe for disaster. Traditional tools, while essential, fail to protect against the plethora of new threats associated with ultra-modern APIs. Even the most up-to-date scanning tools aren’t up to scratch. They rely on best practices and signatures to identify vulnerabilities, which is insufficient when it comes to unique logic.

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