David Stewart

Addressing Vulnerabilities and Abuse for Comprehensive API Security

Fri 17 January 2020 By David Stewart

Category: Business, API, API Abuse, API Security

 

As APIs become a critical part of almost every business, the need to build a robust API security strategy grows infinitely. API calls account for 83% of web traffic, according to the Akamai 2019 [state of the internet] / security: Retail Attacks and API Traffic report. The largest API directory now lists nearly 22,000 public APIs, up from 12,000 in 2015. A majority of companies now consider APIs to be critical to business strategy and imperative for developing partner ecosystems, enhancing customer value and creating new revenue opportunities. Cloud Elements, in its third annual State of API Integration report, recently found that businesses planned to deploy an average of 18 new APIs in 2019, compared to just 11.5 in 2018.

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Apple DeviceCheck and CriticalBlue Approov

Sat 27 April 2019 By David Stewart

Category: API Keys, Android, Mobile App Authentication, Repackaged Apps, Reverse Engineering, Threats, SafetyNet, DeviceCheck

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We are often asked by customers and prospects to compare our beloved Approov with Apple's DeviceCheck offering. Since DeviceCheck is intended to uniquely identify iOS phone instances then this is a reasonable question. However, DeviceCheck and Approov are designed to do quite different things and therefore we wrote a handy guide to help our customers appreciate when to employ each solution and why. You can download the guide from here.

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Google SafetyNet and CriticalBlue Approov

Sat 27 April 2019 By David Stewart

Category: API Keys, Android, Mobile App Authentication, Repackaged Apps, Reverse Engineering, Threats, SafetyNet, DeviceCheck

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We are often asked by customers and prospects to compare our beloved Approov with Google's SafetyNet offering. Since SafetyNet is intended to identify genuine Android instances then this is a reasonable question. However, SafetyNet and Approov are designed to do quite different things and therefore we wrote a handy guide to help our customers appreciate when to employ each solution and why. You can download the guide from here.

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42CRUNCH AND CRITICALBLUE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Fri 23 November 2018 By David Stewart

Category: News, Integration, Business, Mobile App Authentication


Joint solution to ensure APIs are built correctly and used legitimately.  

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POSITIVE TECHNOLOGIES PARTNERS WITH CRITICALBLUE

Mon 29 January 2018 By David Stewart

Category: News, Business, Mobile App Authentication

Happy to announce that we are partnering with the great people at Positive Technologies to provide comprehensive protection across both Mobile and Web Channels. See the full press release for details on the API security partners.

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CRITICALBLUE’S APPROOV CHOSEN BY NIMSES TO PROTECT THEIR NEXT GENERATION SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM

Tue 31 October 2017 By David Stewart

Category: News, Business, Mobile App Authentication

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- CriticalBlue, provider of the award winning Approov mobile API protection solution, today announced the successful deployment of Approov within the Nimses social media platform. Fast growing mobile businesses are an attractive target for bad actors who will attack the rich APIs between mobile apps and enterprises’ backends to attempt exploits such as scraping of competitive data, fake account onboarding, fraud, DDoS and account takeover. Time and again, basic encryption and embedded secrets in mobile apps have proven to be insufficient barriers against these automated scripts and hackers.

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CAPITALISING ON UBER'S LONDON MISADVENTURE

Tue 17 October 2017 By David Stewart

Category: Business, Mobile App Authentication, Threats

RIVAL CAB COMPANIES ARE QUICK TO MOVE, BUT CYBER CRIMINALS MAY BE QUICKER

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CRITICALBLUE WINS A 2017 API AWARD

Mon 24 July 2017 By David Stewart

Category: News

CriticalBlue is delighted to announce that it has won the 2017 API Award in the API security category.

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CRITICALBLUE SELECTED AS A 2017 GARTNER COOL VENDOR IN MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT

Tue 20 June 2017 By David Stewart

Category: News


CriticalBlue is delighted to announce that it has been included in the 2017 Gartner Cool Vendor Report for Mobile App Development. One of the 4 Key Findings in the report is:

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MOBILE BANKING - THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT, NOT JUST WHO

Wed 04 January 2017 By David Stewart

Category: News, Aggregators, Fintech

This presentation was delivered by David at APIDays in Paris last month and it covers the topic of protecting mobile APIs and apps in a banking context.

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