When an organization uses an API, it exposes itself to cyber attacks because most APIs are not secure and can be compromised easily. A successful attack can result in data theft or even complete destruction of the system or network. Therefore, it is important for organizations to test their APIs regularly and make sure they're not vulnerable to attacks that could lead to data loss and other problems.
Here are some flaws of API which makes penetration testing worth your time:
The 8-Step Process Neumetric Follows to Test Your APIs
Neumetric's API Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing Services can help you test whether your APIs are secure, so you can focus on building a great product.
Our approach is simple: we find the vulnerabilities in your API and let you know exactly how to fix them. We do this through two different services, each of which has benefits that make it suitable for different kinds of use cases. Our API Security Testing covers the following Domains:
If Solutions and Organisations are left un-protected or under-protected, it allows for hackers to easily access sensitive information without being observed and re-use the stolen data for wrong-doing or purposes for which the User has not given permission to.
A serious attack could result into a denial of delivery of Service, ransom demands or complete loss of Data. This will result into loss of Credibility, damage claims by Clients, loss of future Business
Technical Security and General Security.
Technical Security pertains to protection of the Platform/Product/Solution/Servers from attacks.
General Security pertains to implementing Organisation wide processes to prevent attacks from being successful
Approximately 1.25 months excluding remediation activity.
We do not remediate but do provide explanation on how to remediate the Vulnerabilities. Fixing them is your responsibility.
API stands for Application Programming Interface. It’s a set of functions, protocols, and tools that allow two applications to talk to each other. The applications are able to send messages back and forth through the API, which can then translate those messages into something the other application understands.
In the context of cyber security, APIs are commonly used by developers who want to make their applications compatible with other systems or programs. For example, if you’re building an application that needs access to data from another system, you can use an API from that system so your application can connect directly without needing any additional code or software development kits [SDKs].
API vulnerability is a security issue that occurs when the API of an application is not protected properly. This could allow hackers to take control of the application and manipulate it in ways that were not intended by the developer.
In order for an API to be compromised, there must be some way for a hacker to access it. This can happen through a client-side attack or a server-side attack. In either case, the hacker will be able to intercept data being sent between two systems and access it without being granted access by the system.
API security assessment is a procedure that helps to determine if an application programming interface (API) is vulnerable or not. The process involves checking the HTTP headers, the methods and the data to ensure that they are secure.
The objective of this process is to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information or services by hackers and other cyber criminals. This can be done through the use of encryption and authentication protocols.
This process is performed by qualified professionals who have knowledge about how APIs work and how they can be exploited by hackers.
The answer is both, yes and no. The truth is that vulnerability assessments and penetration tests are critical to ensuring your system is ready for the certification process. It’s true that vulnerability assessments and penetration tests aren’t part of the mandatory Clauses in standard but they are included in the annexes. But these two types of tests are valuable for any Organization looking to implement ISO 27001 because they can help identify weaknesses in your security practices before an attack occurs.