APIs – Security & Performance – How to Avoid Getting in the News!

We all know that Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are critical in the modern economy. From things as mundane as payment systems to as exciting as self-driving cars, the ability for systems to communicate, exchange information and perform actions autonomously is crucial.

However, if you don’t pay attention to the security or performance aspects of APIs, the results can be catastrophic. From large scale data-breaches, major system-wide outages and executives being hauled in front of Congress, failure to adequately plan and carry out API performance and security testing will definitely make the front-page news…. not in a good way.

This session will discuss the present a comprehensive strategy for performance and security testing of your APIs, it will include best practices for security testing and vulnerability assessment, as well as approaches for adequately testing the performance and scale-ability of your APIs.

It will include some real-world case studies of cases where organizations failed to test the security or performance of their APIs, what happened, and what they could have done differently.

Session Takeaways:

  1. Learn about how you should plan to test the security of your API endpoints
  2. Learn techniques and methods for testing and measuring the performance of your APIs
  3. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the factors that can lead to poor performance and security of your APIs
  4. Have practical tools and techniques that you can use to test your APIs for security and performance, and ideas that you can share with your developers.

Automation Performance
Location: TBD Date: April 4, 2019 Time: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Adam Sandman