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Enterprises remain vulnerable through compromised API secrets

January 20, 2023

Cybersecurity professionals are frustrated over how much time and attention they must devote to API security and worried that their defenses still need to be improved, according to Corsha.

Researchers recently surveyed over 400 security and engineering professionals to learn about their API secrets management practices and the challenges they face in thwarting API attacks. Among the key takeaways:

  • 86% of respondents spend up to 15 hours a week provisioning, managing, and dealing with secrets.
  • 53% have already experienced a data breach with unauthorized access to their networks or apps due to compromised API tokens.
  • 72% use a secrets management solution yet 56% are still concerned about a potential data breach due to their current secrets management practices.

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