API Security Best Practices Guide

Comprehensive list of security best practices to secure your APIs throughout their lifecycle

API security has emerged as a key priority for protecting vital data and services. It's also an area where many companies lack expertise. Salt Security has compiled an API security checklist, drawn from field experience and customer feedback, to help guide you on your API security journey.

These API security best practices fall into multiple focus areas, including:

  • Secure design to ensure your API code and infrastructure are appropriately hardened

  • API documentation, discovery, and cataloging to improve awareness of your API attack surface

  • Runtime protection to prevent sensitive data exposure and protect your APIs from abusive callers

Download this guide to obtain a comprehensive list of best practices and guidance to secure your APIs throughout their lifecycle.

To track your progress toward these best practices, download our API Security Checklist.

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