Monday, September 15, 2014
How to ensure that APIs are not a cloud threat
There can be little doubt that applications that talk to the cloud are on the ascendency, but the same cannot be said about security awareness when it comes to the APIs that facilitate communication between the two. When Evans Data looked into the area of cloud application updates, for example, it discovered that 37 per cent of developers were releasing new versions at a frequency of at least one per week. This is good news from the usability perspective, as these small tweaks can be installed invisibly and as soon as they are coded. The cloud is killing point upgrades and patches, at least when it comes to minor programmatic changes rather than huge functionality overhauls, and that has to be a good thing. Or is it?