Panel | APIs - Where Security Meets Identity Management

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Traditional IAM models have focused on users, policies, and roles, which met the needs of web applications in years past but as application development has evolved to APIs, an innovative approach to identity management is required. It is no longer just users, roles, and permissions. APIs must be integrated into the identity and access management framework to ensure adequate governance and security.

Within an API there is a requestor (often on behalf of a user), a service (API), and the data that is being passed. All these entities in the transaction require unique identity and authorization; without identity, compliance and enforcement mandates cannot be met effectively and without authorization, there is a free-for-all on your APIs reminiscent of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.

In this session, we will look at how rapid digitalization (first and third-party APIs + multi-or hybrid-cloud environments) has complicated security efforts, the role of API integration in data governance, and how companies can best navigate the heightened cyber-threat environment we find ourselves in today.

- Why API security requires more than traffic policy management and course-grained enforcement.
- Why APIs need to be integrated into the identity and access management framework to ensure adequate governance and security.
- How companies can reduce the burden on developers to allow for a proactive approach to API security instead of reactive.

Nathanael Coffing, Co-Founder, CSO and Board Member, Cloudentity
Gal Helemski, Co-Founder & CIPO, PlainID
David Martinache, Manager, Wavestone
Fabian Süß, Project Manager, KuppingerCole

Language: English • Duration: 21:09 • Resolution: 1280x720

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