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API sprawl: navigating the web of connectivity and security challenges

March 11, 2024

Via: TechRadar

In today’s fast evolving digital space, the proliferation of application programming interfaces (APIs) has been nothing short of explosive. One forecast predicts there will be nearly 1.7 billion active APIs by 2030 which ushers in unparalleled opportunities for innovation and connectivity.

APIs act as a crucial bridge between software applications. They function below the application presentation layer, orchestrating data exchanges between software systems. However, as the API ecosystem expands, so too do the challenges, in particular introducing new vulnerabilities and greater risks for data exposure which attackers can exploit.

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