Shadow APIs are a growing risk for organizations of all sizes as they can mask malicious behavior and induce substantial data loss. For those that aren't familiar with the term, shadow APIs are a type of application programming interface (API) that isn't officially documented or supported. APIs play a vital role in modern organizations. They provide a way for different applications to communicate with each other and exchange data. However, not all APIs are well-documented or supported. Shadow APIs are a type of API that falls into this category. Shadow APIs can pose a serious security risk to organizations because they are not well-monitored or audited. This makes them more vulnerable to exploitation by malicious actors. Shadow APIs can be used to gain access to sensitive information, such as customer addresses and company financial records. To help mitigate the risks posed by shadow APIs, it is important to monitor API usage and traffic. This will help you identify shadow APIs and take steps to secure them. There are also purpose-built security controls that can be used to protect against shadow APIs.
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