A Third of APIs Are Designed Without Security Team Input

Posted 4/8/2016 4:06:14 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

A Third of APIs Are Designed Without Security Team Input
According to a recent Ovum survey of 100 IT and security professionals, 30 percent of APIs are designed without any input from the security team, and 27 percent of APIs proceed through the development stage without the security team getting involved. 

The survey also shows that there is disagreement among IT teams as to who should have ultimate responsibility for API security. The research shows that 53 percent of respondents believe security teams should be responsible for API security, while 47 percent believe the developer teams should hold responsibility.

Other takeaways from the study include:

- The majority of companies are running some type of API management platform with 87 percent saying that they were using an API management platform that was either created in-house or from a third party provider.

- 20 percent of companies are running more than 50 APIs.

See the infographic here for more information from the survey.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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