50% of orgs report experiencing data breaches due to exposed API secrets
50% of Orgs: We Got Breached
It’s blackout on Breach Street lately, as 50% of organizations are reporting data breaches due to exposed API secrets. What’s worse is that it’s no laughing matter — yet. 🤪
It seems that the story of today’s digital landscape is one of forgetting to check the lock on the backdoor. Many organizations aren’t monitoring their APIs, which can lead to baddies accessing sensitive files, duplicating them and using them for nefarious purposes.
Which begs the question, what’s a poor org to do? While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, certain measures can be taken to protect your data. Let’s explore some options:
Check That Lock!
The first and most obvious action item is to make sure that your APIs are protected with proper authentication. This means implementing tools like client certificates and multi-factor authorization.
Monitor Your APIs On the Regular
Next, keep tabs on your APIs to monitor potential unauthorized usage. The best way to do this is to set up an alert system or log management tool (like Splunk or ELK). This will let you know right away if someone is trying to access your data without authorization.
Protect Your Data with Encryption
Last but not least, make sure to use encryption to protect your data when it’s at rest or in transit. This can be done with a variety of methods, such as SSL, TLS, and two-factor authentication.
These are just a few steps you can take to make sure your data stays safe and sound. So don’t be afraid to take the plunge and invest in protecting your organization from falling victim to a data breach due to exposed API secrets.