Check the Following 6 Ways to Ensure the Security of Your Application

Published on 4 May 2023

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In Indonesia, cases of cyberattacks against APIs and applications are increasing and becoming an alarming threat. According to the National Cyber Security Index (NCSI) survey in 2022, Indonesia is ranked in the bottom third of the G20 countries with an index score of 38.96 and is in 83rd place out of 160 countries worldwide. 

Cyberattacks in Indonesia can vary, from ransomware attacks, phishing, to hacking. These attacks can cause significant losses, both in terms of finances and the reputation of the company or institution that is the victim. 

This shows that cybersecurity in Indonesia still needs improvement. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the phenomenon of cyberattacks on APIs and applications that occur in Indonesia and the right ways to prevent them. Want to know more? For details, read the following article. 

Why Are Applications So Vulnerable to Cyberattacks?

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In the digital era, application security has become very important because more and more data is stored online. Unsecured applications can allow illegal access to sensitive information such as personal data, financial, and business information. 

Cyberattacks in Indonesia occur due to several factors, one of which is security gaps in applications or systems. These security gaps can be caused by various things, such as errors in application or system development, the inability to update software regularly, and the lack of ability to identify and deal with security threats quickly and effectively. 

Apart from that, cyberattacks can also occur due to bad practices, such as using weak password combinations that are easy to guess, plus the habit of sharing personal information openly or downloading and installing unknown software from untrusted sources. 

Examples of Cyberattack Cases on APIs and Applications in Indonesia

Anyone can become a victim of a cyberattack, including well-known companies and government agencies. Let’s flashback to the cases of cyberattacks on APIs and applications in Indonesia that caused a stir. 

  • 2018: Cyberattack on electronic payments by hackers trying to harvest sensitive user data. 
  • 2019: DDoS attack on an online transportation application which caused users to be unable to access the application. 
  • 2020: Cyberattacks on several banking applications resulting in customer data being taken by hackers. 
  • 2021: Cyberattacks on several e-commerce applications resulting in user data and their transactions being stolen. 
  • 2022: Cyberattacks against several health applications resulting in patient data and medical information being harvested and sold for commercial purposes. 

From the cases above, it can be concluded that application developers must ensure that their security systems are adequate and regularly updated. Therefore, companies need to use API and Application Protector solutions to be able to carry out regular security testing and ensure that applications and user data are protected from cyberattacks. 

Akamai Application & API Protector, Application Security Solution from Cyberattacks

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Akamai Application & API Protector is a security solution provided by Akamai Technologies to protect web applications and APIs from various cyberattacks such as DDoS attacks, injection, scraping, and other security attacks. 

This solution is equipped with a variety of security features, including Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS mitigation, and API access management. This solution uses advanced activity monitoring and behavioral analysis technology to detect and prevent cyberattacks. In addition, Akamai Application & API Protector can also be integrated with other security hardware or software solutions. 

By using Akamai Application & API Protector, application and API users can ensure that their applications and APIs are properly protected from cyberattacks. These solutions help improve the security and reliability of applications and APIs, so companies can maintain their reputation and provide a safe and reliable experience for end-users. 

Akamai, Leader Provider of API and Application Security Solutions

According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls report in 2020, Akamai Technologies is recognized as the market leader in the Web Application Firewall (WAF) category. The report highlights Akamai’s ability to provide robust application security solutions capable of meeting the needs of various industries. 

Additionally, according to Forrester’s Wave Report 2021, Akamai Technologies is recognized as one of the leaders in the API and application security solutions market. The report highlights Akamai’s strengths in extensive security features, reliable DDoS mitigation capabilities, and good traffic management capabilities. 

With recognition from leading technology research institutions, Akamai Application & API Protector has been proven to be a powerful and innovative application and API security solution. This makes Akamai Technologies a leader in the application and API security solutions market and trusted by various companies around the world. 

6 Akamai Application & API Protector Features

Akamai Application & API Protector is an application and API security solution that can help users protect their applications and APIs from various cyberattacks. Here are six superior features of Akamai App & API Protector. 

1. Studying Attack Patterns

Ability to automatically adapt security systems to emerging threats and cyberattacks. By using Machine Learning and AI technology, the Akamai API & Application security system can learn attack patterns and predict future attacks. This feature will increase system security and reduce the risk of vulnerabilities due to cyberattacks. 

2. Protecting APIs and Applications  

Ability to protect applications and APIs as a whole. In addition to protecting applications, Akamai API & Application can also protect the APIs used to access the application. In this way, the security system can prevent attacks via the API and ensure overall application security. 

3. Detecting Attacks Quickly and Accurately

Supported by AI technology and user behavior analysis, security systems can detect cyberattacks that occur quickly and prevent them before they cause greater damage. This feature will increase the effectiveness of the security system and reduce losses due to cyberattacks. 

4. Easy to Manage Security Systems

With an easy-to-use interface, users can easily manage the security system and view real-time security reports. In addition, the Akamai API & Application security system also provides comprehensive features to ensure overall system security. 

5. Advanced Security System

Users can monitor security systems more effectively and manage security rules easily. In addition, the Akamai API & Application security system also provides integration with various other platforms, such as SIEM and SOC, to increase the effectiveness of the security system. 

6. Managed Security Services

Security services managed by Akamai’s trained and experienced security team. The security team will monitor security systems in real-time and respond quickly to cyberattacks. This service will increase the effectiveness of the security system and reduce user workload in managing the security system independently. 

Read More: BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager, a hassle-free solution for building and managing applications 

Get Akamai Application & API Protector on CDT

It’s time to create the best security system for your company’s APIs and applications with Akamai Application & API Protector. Central Data Technology (CDT) as Akamai’s authorized partner will help you adopt App & API Protector from the consultation stage to after-sales support so that you avoid trial and error. Interested in using this solution? Contact us by clicking here. 

Author: Ary Adianto 
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