By using outside-in discovery, security teams can see their data storage and movement from an attacker's perspective.
Maintaining a comprehensive and up-to-date API inventory via inside-out discovery methodologies allows organizations to truly understand their API landscapes.
Ensuring that APIs are aligned with common standards such as the OpenAPI Specification is a way to keep a strong handle on API governance and regulatory issues.
Finding active threats in progress is a major component of API protection — timely alerts let IT security teams know about the danger and respond intelligently.
Organizations can respond to attacks in a number of ways. This may mean blocking all suspicious traffic, geo-blocking traffic from a specific region or even using deception to make attackers think the threat is working.
One of the best ways to prevent sensitive data exposure on an ongoing basis is to shift security left and apply API protection tools during the development process.