In the last decade, APIs have become fundamental to our teams, partners, and customers. While we’d like to believe it all happened as a carefully executed plan, let’s be honest... there’s as much luck as foresight in the mix. Luckily, success drives success so we’ve seen things explode in great ways. Unfortunately, that very success has cost us too.

APIs are becoming a consistent and devastating attack vector for applications that store everything from financial records to passport information to what you’re looking for in a date. In this session, we’ll reconsider some our earliest assumptions and lay out some strategies for bringing our APIs out of the shadows and protecting ourselves, our partners, and our customers.

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Rated 5

Ian Littman at 16:41 on 22 Feb 2019

Well-delivered, sufficiently scary, and a mix of solid analogies and clear calls to action, so you know both what to do and what not to...and why...and both how you get to a point where an API has issues and how to avoid getting there. So...par for the course for a talk of Keith's :)

Rated 5

Guido Faecke at 18:05 on 22 Feb 2019

API development from a totally different approach.
Instead of reminding us of a "good" API should do, he made as think about what a "good" API shouldn't do!
For me it opens up a complete new look at API design.