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Published on 02/24/2023
Last updated on 06/18/2024

APIClarity: Why we need to address API security risks now more than ever


Modern dependence on APIs means that understanding API security risks is more important than ever. With the explosive growth of APIs and API security breaches, it's vital to build a solid API security posture for cloud-native applications. This is necessary all through the stages of API evolution: design, development, testing, staging, production-deployment and future upgrades.

It’s well and good to keep security in mind as an API is being developed, and of course to document the proper use of the API via an OpenAPI specification. But once the API is deployed in the real world, how do you know it’s rock-solid?  How do you know the functionality exposed by the API isn’t being misused, or if it is, that the deployment can thwart attacks and abuses?  And what about all the APIs that are already in the wild that haven’t been properly accounted for or secured?

It’s clear that deployed APIs need to be continuously discovered, monitored and tightly controlled in real-time and in the real world. APIClarity, an open-source project, provides solutions for all three.

Join me in two new blog series detailing the basics of APIClarity and how to get the most out of it!

Anne McCormick is a cloud architect and open-source advocate at Outshift, formerly Cisco’s Emerging Technology & Incubation organization.

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