March 2nd, 2012

API Security for Mobile & Cloud – A Best Practices Workshop for Enterprises Hosted by Layer 7

We Secure APIsOn Monday February 27, 2012 Layer 7 hosted an exclusive workshop at RSA Conference in San Francisco at the trendy W Hotel. The audience was a group of IT professionals interested to learn more about API management as it relates to mobile and Cloud security.

There was an hour of networking before the presentations started, during which lunch was served. The room filled quickly. As this was an exclusive event, seating was limited. By the time the first presenter had started, it was standing room only.

Layer 7 CTO Scott Morrison hosted the event, which featured guest speakers Caleb Sima and Rag Ramanathan. The workshop provided insight into API security and management best practices for mobile and Cloud.

More and more enterprises are looking to API publishing as a way of exposing their data to partners and external developers building mobile apps and Cloud services. But this inevitably creates serious security concerns.

So the aim of the workshop was to address the issue of API security for mobile and Cloud, with three presentations. The slides from these presentations are embedded below.


Caleb Sima: Open APIs – Security for Mobile & the Cloud

A look at what’s driving new Internet-facing organizations to open up information through APIs, plus a discussion of the implications for application security.


Rag Ramanathan: Securing & Governing Cloud APIs

A look at why APIs matter in the Cloud and the unique security challenges Cloud APIs create.


Scott Morrison: API Security & Management Best Practices

A look at the high-level considerations for controlling, metering and monitoring APIs from test through to production.

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