Are Your API Endpoints Becoming Your Weakest Link?

Presented by

Andy Shoemaker, DDoS testing expert and NimbusDDOS founder

About this talk

APIs are becoming the next-favorite frontier for hacker campaigns, since many modern applications (including mobile) leverage the Internet for API communications. These public APIs are often poorly protected against DDoS attacks and a host of other cyber threats. Those that are allegedly protected may still be vulnerable to attacks due to adverse interactions impacting the communication streams. Join Zenedge and DDoS testing expert and NimbusDDOS founder Andy Shoemaker to learn more about: - Why attacks on API endpoints can be so devastating - Why traditional mitigation approaches are often inadequate - What defense approaches are available that can protect your APIs - View a live attack demo highlighting the ease of causing an API outage About the Presenter: Andy Shoemaker has more than 20 years of operations experience in massive-scale consumer websites. His specific focus in these environments has been: Linux systems, LAN/WAN networking, security, performance troubleshooting, DevOps, and data center operations. Andy's work on these websites frequently exposed him to the challenges of defending against DDoS attacks, however his passion for researching DDoS stems from late nights investigating dark areas of the Internet over the last two decades.

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