AISA Webinar: API Security in Depth

Join Erez Yalon, Director of Security Research at Checkmarx for an online discussion on API security in depth




Topic: API Security in Depth
The OWASP API Security Project was designed to address the ever-increasing number of organisations that are deploying potentially sensitive APIs as part of their software offerings. These APIs are used for internal tasks and to interface with third parties. Unfortunately, many APIs do not undergo the rigorous security testing that would help make them secure from an attack.

This project seeks to provide value to software developers and security assessors by underscoring the potential risks in insecure APIs, and illustrating how these risks may be mitigated. Although this security project addresses modern threats for API based applications, traditional vulnerabilities like SQLi and XSS are becoming less common in APIs, and there has been an increase in vulnerabilities that are either specific to APIs or present a more significant risk, which many developers are unaware of.

The presentation will cover the following:

  • The biggest challenge in APIs: authorization
  • OWASP top 10 for APIs, including examples
  • Tools for security engineers to perform pentest for APIs
  • Tips for developers on how to develop more secure API

Participants will have the opportunity at the end of the session to ask questions of the speaker via the Q&A tool.

Speaker: Erez Yalon, Director of Security Research at Checkmarx
Erez Yalon heads the security research group at Checkmarx. With vast defender and attacker experience and as an independent security researcher, he brings invaluable knowledge and skills to the table. Erez is responsible for maintaining Checkmarx’s top notch vulnerability detection technology where his previous development experience with a variety of coding languages comes into play.


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 Time Zones:

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm AEST (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne & Sydney)
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  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm AWST (Perth)

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  • It is recommended you use a headset or headphones so you can hear the presentation
  • A recording of the live session will be available for registrants after the event


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28/05/2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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