Devops came about because of the cultural, functional, and technical walls between development teams that want to release frequently and operations teams that need to preserve reliability and stability. Devops culture addresses the mindset, collaboration, and practices to achieve both objectives, and devops practices—including continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD), infrastructure as code (IaC), and AIOps, which leverages machine learning in application monitoring, enable the implementation.
APIs have become the crown jewels of organizations’ digital transformation initiatives, empowering employees, partners, customers, and other stakeholders to access applications, data, and business functionality across their digital ecosystem. So, it’s no wonder that hackers have increased their waves of attacks against these critical enterprise assets.
Unfortunately, it looks like the problem will only worsen. Gartner has predicted that, “By 2022, API abuses will be the most-frequent attack vector resulting in data breaches for enterprise web applications.”