Salt Security, the industry’s leading API security firm, announced the launch of Salt Labs, a new public forum for sharing API vulnerability research. Salt Labs will be a resource for organizations wishing to protect infrastructure against API risk through vulnerability and threat research, as well as industry reports. It will also raise public awareness about API security threats, supporting Salt Security’s aim of providing comprehensive API security and accelerating corporate innovation by making APIs attack-proof.

Concerns about API security have become a huge obstacle to company innovation. According to the Salt Security State of API Security Report, 66 percent of companies have put off deploying a new app due to API security concerns. To address these concerns, Salt Labs will publish research and studies that businesses can utilize to strengthen their API security posture and prevent dangers to API-centric enterprises. Salt Labs will focus on offering high-impact threat research, identifying the latest API attack vectors, and giving remediation best practices to make API security programs more agile and actionable, using a strong technical understanding of API risks, security flaws, and misconfigurations.

“APIs represent an important and often overlooked threat vector that presents a range of challenges often not included in research efforts. We look forward to the dividends of the public research efforts of Salt Labs, which will increase our awareness of emerging API risks and help us harden our application environments to better protect both our employees and customers,” said Steve Ward, CISO, The Home Depot.

To date, the private sharing of API threat research findings has emphasized the need for further education about critical API security challenges and vulnerabilities, which are frequently assumed to be mitigated by traditional solutions like Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and API gateways. Salt Labs’ goal is to improve users’ ability to spot security flaws in their own APIs, allowing them to take strong, proactive steps to harden their APIs and back-end systems. As a result, more businesses will be able to protect and maintain the integrity of sensitive consumer and business-critical data.

“With the growth of APIs and the central role they play in today’s application environments, the need for unbiased, relevant, and reliable research has prompted us to share the groundbreaking API security research that our team has been conducting for years. Salt Labs is dedicated to extending the safety of enterprises as they innovate in our increasingly digital and connected world. By now making this research public, we will increase education around API security and related attack vectors so that organizations of all types can strengthen their API security measures,” said Roey Eliyahu, co-founder and CEO, Salt Security.