Application Programming Interface Assessment


Application Programming Interface Assessment

API Assessment Overview

APIs are an important part of almost every application development project for financial institutions that offers online services though their digital transformation journey, including web applications and mobile applications.
In order for the organization to prove their APIs and overall web applications are secure, Especially from third-party sources (Google Maps API, Facebook Graph API, LinkedIn REST API, etc.), ScanWave CTS will perform a comprehensive API Cyber Security Assessment to report all API’s critical findings and be one step ahead of hackers and intruders.

API Attack Surface

APIs let your product or service communicate with other products and services without having to know how they’re implemented. This can simplify app development, saving time and money. When you are designing new tools and products or managing existing one's APIs give you flexibility; simplify design, administration and provide opportunities for innovation.
As a result, APIs constitute one of the largest attack surfaces in most web applications, and one of the harder classes of vulnerabilities to remediate.
The benefits of using secure APIs to build and operate applications are too good to pass up:
  • Cost savings.
  • Reduction in development time.
  • Consistent, dependable performance.
  • Simplified maintenance.
  • Preserve confidentiality and integrity of data.
  • Secure transmitting data.

API Dangerous Techniques

The Following HTTP methods can lead to significant attack on an API:
  • OPTIONS, TRACE, PUT and DELETE will have significant impact on the web server attack.
  • OPTIONS: will give you the information of the webserver and version.
  • TRACE: The HTTP TRACE method returns the contents of the client HTTP requests. Attackers can exploit to capture sensitive information like authentication data & cookies.
  • PUT and DELETE: PUT method, allows an attacker to upload files and use them in the form of URL’s and DELETE will allow a user to delete existing files from the web server.

Scanwave API Cyber Security Assessment Benefits

ScanWave CTS API Security Assessment accelerates functional, security, and load testing of RESTful, SOAP, GraphQL and other web services right inside your CI/CD pipeline, the goal of ScanWave API Security Assessment is to maximize the benefits APIs bring while identifying and remediating the significant risks they impose.
ScanWave CTS API Security Assessment ensures high quality, performance, and security in all of your APIs regardless of type. Everything from legacy SOAP services, to microservices powered by Kafka & mainstream REST services, to cutting-edge Iot use cases leveraging MQTT.
Instantly import APIs from specifications and schemas:
  • OpenAPI (Swagger).
  • GraphQL Schema.
  • Apache Avro.
  • Json Schema.
  • WADL.
  • WSDL.

Scanwave API Security Assessment Coverage

An API attack is hostile usage, or attempted hostile usage, of an API endpoint, and the covered areas that ScanWave CTS team conduct the assessment against:
  • Boundary Scan.
  • Cross Site Scripting.
  • Fuzzing Scan.
  • Invalid Types.
  • SQL Injection.
  • XPath Injection.
  • Https Method Fuzzing.
  • Invalid JSON Types.
  • JSON Boundary Scan.
  • JSON Fuzzing Scan.
  • Sensitive Files Exposure.
  • Weak Authentication.

ScanWave API Assessment Reporting and Analytics

ScanWave CTS API Testing Platform provides a comprehensive dashboards built in for a full experience for both management and technical teams.
Extensive support for the most popular API protocols:
  • REST.
  • GraphQL.
  • SOAP.
  • JDBC.
  • MQTT.
  • JMS.
  • AMQP.
  • XML-RPC.

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