Why API Security Testing ?

Gartner foresee that in the future APIs will be the attack vector for most of the data breaches in enterprise web applications. As it allows thousands of devices to access data by connecting with the server. Thereby, Weak API gives easy access to hackers which outcomes in data breaches.

A single error in an API could affects every application that relies on it. API Security Testing is considered as a crucial factor that should be included in the Security testing plan as a vulnerability found could cause a huge impact.

What is API Security Testing?

APIs or Application Programming Interface act as the intermediate which allows two applications to communicated with each other. They play an important role in web and mobile applications.

API is a primary factor of innovation in today’s application-driven world. APIs can be found in internal applications, Partner -facing and Customer-facing where it is act as a critical component in Web applications, SaaS, and Mobiles.

With this widely use in APIs Testing the Security has become an essential when it comes to cyber security. API Security Testing is like other types of testing where the tester looks if the APIs are vulnerable to the known attacks and try to bypass the authentication and gain access.

API Security Testing services provided by Cyber Labs.

We perform comprehensive API security testing to ensure that the APIs are secure throughout their life cycle. Our security testing validates all the security requirements that must be met.

How we test an API Security Testing is that we check whether all the OWASP API security requirement have been met by assessing,

  • Broken Object Level Authorization
  • Broken User Authentication
  • Excessive Data Exposure
  • Lack of Resources & Rate Limiting
  • Broken Function Level Authorization
  • Mass Assignment
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Injection
  • Improper Assets Management
  • Insufficient Logging & Monitoring

Our approach on API Security Testing

  1. Identifying the Security Requirement – Defining the scope of the security test on an API and the requirements that should be met.
  2. Developing the Testing Environment – Creating an application environment for testing the API.
  3. Checking the API – Sending request to make sure the setup is done correctly.
  4. Defining Parameters – Developing test cases based on each parameters set early.
  5. Executing the Test cases – Executing and testing against the expected and actual output.
  6. Reporting – Providing with a management level and technical level reports and recommendations.