STAREAST 2021 Concurrent Session : APIs – Security & Performance – How to Avoid Getting in the News!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

APIs – Security & Performance – How to Avoid Getting in the News!

From large scale data-breaches, major system-wide outages and executives being hauled in front of Congress, failure to adequately plan and carry out API performance and security testing will definitely make the front-page news.... not in a good way. This session will discuss the present a comprehensive strategy for performance and security testing of your APIs, it will include best practices for security testing and vulnerability assessment, as well as approaches for adequately testing the performance and scaleability of your APIs. It will include some real-world case studies of cases where organizations failed to test the security or performance of their APIs, what happened, and what they could have done differently.
Presentation Takeaways:

  1. Learn about how you should plan to test the security of your API endpoints
  2. Learn techniques and methods for testing and measuring the performance of your APIs
  3. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the factors that can lead to poor performance and security of your APIs
  4. Have practical tools and techniques that you can use to test your APIs for security and performance, and ideas that you can share with your developers.
Adam Sandman

Adam Sandman was a programmer from the age of 10 and has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years in areas such as architecture, agile development, testing and project management. Currently Adam is a Director of Technology at Inflectra Corporation, where he is interested in technology, business and enabling people to follow their passions.
At Inflectra, Adam has been responsible for researching the tools, technologies and processes in the software testing and quality assurance space. Adam has previously spoken at STAR West (2020), Agile DevOps West (2020), STPCon (2018 - 2020), Swiss Testing Day (2019 and 2020), EuroSTAR 2020, InflectraCon (2019 and 2020), TestingMind (2019 and 2020) and STAR Canada (2019).