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Ryan Bagnulo

The T-Mobile data breach and mitigating API security risks

In late August, T-Mobile announced that data for more than two million T-Mobile customers was accessed in a coordinated exploitation of an improperly secured API. While they state that no banking or social security numbers were exposed, the following types of personally identifiable information (PII) were breached: name, billing zip code, phone number, email address,… Continue reading →

Ryan Bagnulo

Securing the microservices mesh with an API Gateway

Securing the microservices mesh with an API Gateway is a best practice. These tables compare Akana API Gateway to the open source solution Istio Sidecars in the features that should be critical components of an organization’s API strategy.

Ryan Bagnulo

Mitigating the Top Five Common API Weaknesses

Akana recently surveyed over 200 architects, managers and DevOps experts about their API security practices, and it is clear from the below graphic that many are seeking advice and a solution to mitigate a wide array of API attack vectors as they attempt to do business in the public cloud securely. 1. Man/Bot-In-The-Middle / Session… Continue reading →

Ryan Bagnulo

i0t : internet zero trust

While most think the gist of IoT is about the Internet of Things, those of us following the recent events (heartbleeding shellshocked poodles) in the security space know that NIST is spot on with their recommendation to implement a “Zero Trust Architecture.” If you’ve configured an Arduino, by now you know that it doesn’t take… Continue reading →

Ryan Bagnulo

Rapid Mobile App to API integration

Wireframes for user interface design are still a good idea when communicating requirements to others, however lately I would rather create them as a HTML5 prototype that is usable across heterogeneous devices with various screen sizes and resolutions. One such tool that I prefer is from Appery.io, which is a browser based jQuery and PhoneGap… Continue reading →