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Developer Security Champion: API Security

by Gavin Johnson-Lynn

This course will teach you about securing web-based APIs. It’ll get you thinking about attacks, defenses, and the resources you should be using.

What you'll learn

Web-based APIs are incredibly common and if your team is creating them, or even just using them, then security knowledge is an absolute must. In this course, Developer Security Champion: API Security, you’ll learn exactly what you need to advance API security within your organization. You’ll explore resources like the OWASP API Security Top 10, which shows you the most common attacks an API is likely to see, along with useful defenses. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll understand some of the important aspects of API security and have the tools you need to start delivering fundamental security controls with your APIs.

About the author

Gavin has 20 years’ experience writing software in regulated environments and for global organisations. The last five years of his development career were spent with a focus on security, becoming the security lead for a significant payments project at a FTSE 100 company. He has experience with languages from COBOL to .Net and many languages in between. Gavin's experience of secure development revealed a passion for security, leading him to become a speaker and blogger on the subject. He has held... more

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