API Security

API Security: The New Imperative

Salt Security's Roey Eliyahu on What's Needed in an API Security Solution
Roey Eliyahu, CEO and co-founder, Salt Security

Digital transformation has made enterprises more dependent than ever on APIs. And as a result, API security is now more critical than ever. Roey Eliyahu of Salt Security discusses API attacks, misconceptions and what's truly needed in an effective API security solution.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Eliyahu discusses:

  • Why API security has emerged as a hot category;
  • Misconceptions about API security;
  • Why web application firewalls are insufficient as security solutions.

Eliyahu is a former team leader of an elite cybersecurity unit, developing high-end security systems, in the Israel Defense Forces. He went on to found the cybersecurity college that trains the next generation of leaders and prepares them for serving in the IDF’s elite security units. He also led the development of security system projects at Cigol Digital Systems, a military-grade security systems company, before moving to Silicon Valley in 2016 with his idea for an API security technology that leverages Big Data and AI. It’s there he met his co-founder and launched Salt Security. He has led the company to be a 2019 RSA Innovation Sandbox Finalist and a 2020 Gartner Cool Vendor in API Strategy and to land a total of $30 million in funding to date.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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