API Penetration Testing

The recent growth in APIs has increased the potential for security breaches. To meet this challenge, API Penetration Testing or API Pen Testing helps identify the vulnerabilities associated with APIs.

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What is an API?

An API, or Application Programming Interface, acts as an intermediary that enables different software applications to communicate and interact with each other. 

It allows developers to access certain functionalities and data from existing systems or services, making it easier to integrate various components into applications

While this is a valuable tool for developers and users alike, it does create a range of potential vulnerabilities when it comes to security.

Certified by CREST and Offensive Security, our qualified testers employ real-world hacking techniques to uncover profound insights.

Why is API testing important?

Testing the security of APIs is essential for a number of reasons. Firstly, APIs often expose sensitive data and functionalities, making them a prime target for malicious attackers.

By compromising an API, attackers can gain unauthorised access to critical information or manipulate system behaviour, leading to potential data breaches or service disruptions.

Therefore, ensuring the security of APIs is crucial to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of both data and services.

What are common API vulnerabilities?

There are several common API vulnerabilities that can pose significant security risks:

Excessive Data Exposure

This occurs when an API provides more data than necessary, potentially disclosing sensitive information.

Security Misconfigurations

These can include improper access controls or default credentials that can allow unauthorised users to exploit API endpoints.

Broken function authorisation

This occurs when access controls and permissions are not correctly enforced, enabling attackers to perform unauthorised actions.

Improper asset management

This involves inadequate handling of resources, leading to potential security gaps or abuse.

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API Penetration Testing from Equilibrium Security

Here at Equilibrium Security, we offer comprehensive API Penetration Testing services and utilises the latest API pentesting methodology to ensure that your APIs are as secure and robust as possible. 

As your partner in Cyber Security, we will help you stay one step ahead of evolving threats.

To find out more about API Penetration Testing and our comprehensive range of services, contact us today.

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