Salt Security to Launch Salt Labs to Increase Global Awareness of API Security Threats

Salt Security | July 16, 2021

The leading API security company, Salt Security, has announced today the launch of a now-public forum for publishing research on API vulnerabilities, Salt Labs. It will be a resource for enterprises looking to harden infrastructure against API risk through its vulnerability and threat research and industry reports. In addition, advancing the operation of Salt Security to offer complete API security and accelerate business improvement by making APIs attack-proof will also be a basis of more widespread public consciousness of API safety threats.

API security concerns are a significant inhibitor of business modernization. For example, 66% of establishments have delayed the placement of a new application because of API security anxieties, according to the Salt Security State of API Security Report. To counter these concerns, Salt Labs will provide research and reports that organizations can use to progress their API security pose and alleviate threats affecting API-centric businesses.

Several API security gaps are highlighted in today's inaugural vulnerability research at a large financial institution. Salt Labs researchers identified inadequate authorization for function access, susceptibility to parameter tampering, insufficient data access, and improper input filtering across the financial platform used by thousands of financial partners and customers. The Salt Labs researchers exploit these vulnerabilities to demonstrate that:

1. Any user could launch an application-level denial of service attack that would render entire applications unavailable.
2. Any user could read any financial records of any customer, despite lacking the proper authorization.
3. Any user could tamper with authentication parameters and take over any account.
4. Any user could delete any customer's user accounts across the financial platform.

About Salt Security

Salt Security was originated in 2016 by alumni of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and serial businessperson executives in the cybersecurity field and is based in Silicon Valley and Israel. Salt Security protects the APIs that form the core of every new application. Its API Security Platform is the industry's first patented solution to stop the next generation of API attacks, using machine learning and AI to mechanically and unceasingly recognize and protect APIs.


In 2018, a large manufacturing organization experienced a ransomware attack resulting in a material security breach. The incident highlighted the need for a comprehensive cybersecurity program with greater visibility. The challenge was to implement a solution that was easy to manage and cost-effective while ensuring their sensit

Other News

Cyber Security & Cloud North America – New Line-Up Speakers Announced

TechEx Events Ltd | April 17, 2023

The Cyber Security & Cloud Congress North America (17-18th May) has announced exciting new additions to its line-up of speakers and panellists for the upcoming two-day event in Santa Clara. The event will take place on May 17th and 18th, 2023, and will feature a diverse range of tech industry experts, including CIOs, CTOs, Cyber Security, Cloud Architects, and other key players in the field. Attendees will have a great opportunity to hear from the most talented speakers including: Prasanna P., Digital Transformation Leader – Enterprise Architecture & Enterprise Strategy Leader – Molina Healthcare Shea Lovan, Chief Security Officer – UC Santa Barbara Sachin Vaidya, EVP Chief Information Officer of Heritage – Bank of Commerce Kishore Viswanathan, Senior Technical Program Manager, Cybersecurity and Compliance – Lucid Motors Sameh Emam, Division Risk Manager – Union Bank Kavitha Venkataswamy, Director – Digital Product Security – Capital One Richard Paz, CISM, Cyber Security Engineer – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory & many more! In addition to these keynote speakers, the event will also feature several panel discussions covering a wide range of topics, including Zero Trust, Threat Detection & Response, Training, Talent & Culture, Identity & Access Management, Application Security, Data Security and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other industry professionals and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and technologies shaping the cybersecurity and cloud technology landscape. The Cyber & Cloud Congress North America promises to be a knowledge-packed, innovative, and engaging event for all those interested in Cyber Security and Cloud technology, but also the newest technology solutions, products and services that will be showcased during the event. “We are thrilled to have such an outstanding group of speakers joining us for the Cyber & Cloud Expo,” said Lia Richards, Head of Conference. “With their diverse backgrounds and extensive experience, they will bring a wealth of knowledge and insights to our attendees. We look forward to hearing their perspectives on the most pressing issues facing the industry today”. WHAT ELSE TO EXPECT? Over the course of two days at Cyber Security & Cloud Congress North America attendees will have a great number of opportunities to visit exhibition stalls and connect with the representatives of some of the world’s biggest brands including IBM, IDC, Bosh, AWS, Zoho and many more, all implementing the latest in Cyber Security & Cloud technologies within their sectors. Paying attendees will also have a chance to join the networking party event following Day 1 of the conference, where all will be able to connect and network in a more relaxed setting, with free food and drinks provided. This opportunity is open for Gold and Ultimate Pass Holders, Speakers, Press, Sponsors, and Exhibitors. Find out more information here: Early-bird registration offering 25% discount of the full ticket price is open until 17th April, and interested attendees are encouraged to secure their tickets before the offer ends to avoid missing out on this exciting opportunity. Follow this link to discover ticket types and prices: About TechEx Events Ltd The TechEx Event portfolio is an international conference and tech showcasing cutting-edge tech innovation in enterprise. Featuring real-life use cases and in-depth industry insights, the event series delves into the AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Cyber Security, 5G, IoT and Edge Computing ecosystems. Running for over six years, our co-located events strengths lie within our expert community. We bring the heroes responsible for pushing game changing tech and strategy together, to craft relationships and creative solutions. We are the place where networking never stops – The one-stop-shop for enterprise innovators.

Read More