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API security: What you absolutely need to know now

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Laurent Gil
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In 2018, at least 85% of organizations consider web APIs and API-based integration fundamental to their business strategy and continued success. However, the explosion of APIs is creating incremental security risks that must be addressed. In 2017, APIs appeared for the first time on the OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks, with the warning that “attackers may steal or modify such weakly protected data to conduct credit card fraud, identity theft, or other crimes.”

Laurent Gil explains why API security is quickly becoming a key cross-cutting concern for everyone from DevOps to the CISO.

In this webcast you’ll learn:

  • The sources of API security vulnerabilities
  • How to identify vulnerable apps and APIs
  • How DevOps teams can build more secure APIs
  • Strategies for defending against the threats


  • Laurent Gil is Product Strategy Architect for Internet Security at Oracle Dyn. A co-founder of Zenedge, Laurent now brings his in-depth knowledge of the cybersecurity space to his product strategy role at Oracle. He joined Oracle Dyn—an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure global business unit—in early 2018 with Oracle’s acquisition of Zenedge. Prior to Zenedge, Laurent was CEO and co-founder of facial recognition software and machine learning company, Viewdle, which was acquired by Google in 2012.

    Laurent holds degrees from the Cybernetic Institute of Ukraine (Doctorate Honoris Causa), the Wharton School of Business (MBA), Supélec (M.Sc., Computer Science and Signal processing), the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris (Post-graduate degree, Management), and is Summa Cum Laude of The University of Bordeaux (B.S. Mathematics).

    Laurent Gil