STARWEST 2022 Concurrent Session : APIs – Security & Performance – How to Avoid Getting in the News!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

APIs – Security & Performance – How to Avoid Getting in the News!

We all know that Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are critical in the modern economy, however, if you don't pay attention to the security or performance aspects of APIs, the results can be catastrophic. From large scale data-breaches, major system-wide outages and executives being hauled in front of Congress, failure to adequately plan and carry out API performance and security testing will definitely make the front-page news.... not in a good way. This session will discuss the present a comprehensive strategy for performance and security testing of your APIs, it will include best practices for security testing and vulnerability assessment, as well as approaches for adequately testing the performance and scaleability of your APIs. It will include some real-world case studies of cases where organizations failed to test the security or performance of their APIs, what happened, and what they could have done differently. Presentation takeaways include learning about how you should plan to test the security of your API endpoints and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the factors that can lead to poor performance and security of your APIs.

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Inflectra

Adam Sandman, who founded Inflectra in 2006, has been a programmer since the age of 10. Today, Adam serves as the company’s CEO. He is responsible for product strategy, technology innovation, and business development. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family.

Prior to founding Inflectra, Sandman worked as a director for Sapient Government Services, where he was in charge of development with the U.S. Marine Corps. and other government agencies, and was responsible for leading many capture teams and writing whitepapers and position statements to build Sapient’s reputation as a leader in the defense space. He studied physics at Oxford University.

When he is not working, he can often be found giving talks at events such as NDIA Agile in Government Summit, STAR East, Software Testing Professionals Conference, and Swiss Testing Day. He is passionate about economic empowerment by helping to bridge technology opportunity gaps in the developing world.