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Learn To Protect Your APIs By Hacking Them

 A free course from security expert Corey Ball will teach you all the techniques necessary to hack your APIs.The ultimate goal is to learn how to protect them by first identifying any undiscovered vulnerabilities.


Alongside the motto "Software is eating the world", I would add "APIs are eating the Internet". It is estimated that 83% of internet traffic comes from  interaction with APIs -  therefore learning how to protect them is of the utmost importance. But given the lack of expert cybersecurity personnel, knowledge has to be gained from other sources, like this course for instance.


APIsec University is hosted by Corey Ball, a true cybersec expert and author of the new book Hacking APIs - Breaking Web Application Programming Interfaces, published by No Starch Press.


In that book he teaches how to go about:


full article on i-programmer:

https://www.i-programmer.info/news/149-security/15703-learn-to-protect-your-apis-by-hacking-them.html


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