API Security Testing

API Security Testing

API Security testing is performed to identify the vulnerabilities in an Application Programming Interface and web services so that the developers can remediate the vulnerabilities present in the APIs, enhancing the overall security of the system. Rigorous and regular testing of the interface safeguards the API from any unauthorized access which may result in a security incident.

Advancements in the web technologies have increased the use of the API owing to their capability in providing ease in usage of the software technologies.

Hence assessments like API security testing as per OWASP API Top 10 2019, helps the developers to remediate vulnerabilities that may cause a potential impact on the organization or on business.

API Security testing is the process of testing, analysing, and reporting on the security level or the security posture of the APIs or web services or APIs that connect to web applications. It is conducted to identify the programming-level issues, file access issues, configuration issues in the application that can turn out to be vulnerabilities and cause an impact on the organization that could be imminent or soon.

As per requirements, QRC is capable of performing API security testing both onsite as well as offsite.

  • In an Onsite assessment, a QRC Security operations team personnel will conduct the assessment from a test system provided by the organization or by using laptop systems brought in the client’s environment by the QRC team.
  • The offsite assessment would be conducted remotely from the QRC network.


During the entire API security assessment process, our clients are kept up to date with the ongoing progress by means reporting at each stage:

  1. Introduction Phase:
    Include Scope, Objective, Approach and Pre-requisites to be followed
  2. Process Summary:
    Includes High-Level findings with visualization
  3. Technical Reporting:
    Vulnerability reporting with CVE ratings
    Mitigation recommendations
  4. Final Reporting:
    Final report disclosing the status with fixed or fail status.

API security testing is a continuous improvement process securing the data and the reputation of the firm and the user. The benefits of API security testing run far and helps business meet their compliance requirements faster.

Standing from a cybersecurity point of view we provide a concise and comprehensive report that details all the necessary aspects of your application that needs to be improved. Our API security testing program provides the following benefits:

  • Complete security from hackers
  • Knowing your vulnerabilities (incomplete access control, sensitive data exposure)
  • Prevention in loss of reputation resulting from any security incidents
  • Retention of customer confidence and prevention of any monetary loss

Ease to adhere to any compliance regulations and standards.

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