API Security Reference Guide Provides Important Security Information for Businesses on Data Privacy Day

On Data Privacy Day, Sensedia—a global leader in providing API solutions for businesses embracing a more digital, connected, and open strategy—announced five pillars for API security.

“January 28, Data Privacy Day, is an international event to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. Sensedia observes the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust every day”, “Sensedia has a long-standing commitment to privacy in the role that Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) play in connecting data. APIs are everywhere. Having a robust and complex API portfolio requires a solid API security strategy to mitigate privacy breach risks.”

Marcilio Oliveira, Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Sensedia

APIs have completely changed the way we communicate data and are essential to it. Modern architecture makes security more complicated and calls for several layers of integrations and applications to fulfil various security needs and guarantee the safety of the entire software ecosystem. The number and complexity of APIs needed to connect systems and data increase as businesses increase their digital services in response to consumer demand. Businesses and API developers must be careful to ensure that every connection offers the most cutting-edge security to protect their customers’, suppliers’, workers’, and partners’ data from an attack. This applies to Microservices, API Gateways, and Service Mesh. Institutions must make sure that sharing is secure with each new API that is provided. It is challenging for hackers to obtain sensitive data when well-designed, implemented, and managed APIs prevent unauthorized access to hardware and software information.

In its free API security reference guide, Sensedia provides details on five essential API design and implementation pillars to safeguard data. When building APIs, each pillar should be carefully examined for its potential to secure data within and between ecosystems. These are the five pillars:


APIs are made to prevent data leaks, adhere to rules, and give precise instructions on how data must be managed across various application lifecycle stages. From an API standpoint, Sensedia develops data protection, addressing well-known threats like information leakage, man-in-the-middle attacks, and data scraping. The minimal criterion advised for any API connection is HTTPS with TLS encryption. It could be necessary to add other security measures, such as using encryption to maintain data confidentiality.


To ensure their revenue and reputation, digital enterprises need APIs that are easily accessible and consistently available. However, availability entails increased danger. Sensedia works with businesses to lower risks by keeping track on API traffic and implementing a trustworthy alerting mechanism to spot odd behaviours like significant usage spikes coming from a certain region or nation. Companies have more time to address incidents and prevent service disruptions when they are alerted to questionable activities as soon as they occur.

Authentication and Authorization:

All user queries are “in front” of the API gateway. Sensedia assists clients in preventing unwanted data breaches and protecting access through various ways of verification by taking measures to guarantee the request is coming from someone authorized to view the data.


Because APIs are used by the public, they are susceptible to attacks that aim to alter or inject material. Sensedia uses best practises to guard against typical attacks on the API ecosystem, such as injections, cross-site scripting, and cross-site request forgery.

Sensedia is aware that the audit process must be done with the utmost caution and that it is important to know what to audit and what to notice. We help businesses get ready for regulators and make sure audit data is reliable and safe.

“While January 28 is an excellent day for businesses to reflect on the importance of protecting personal information, organizations must look carefully at their data security all year long, making periodic reviews of how securely their ecosystems share data. As our world becomes more open and connected, it’s every company’s responsibility to safeguard sensitive data.”

Marcilio Oliveira, Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Sensedia