Why the Attack on Buffer Was a Serious Wake-Up Call for the Web

David Berlind, November 4th, 2013

There’s more than meets the eye to October’s successful attack on Buffer. Due to the significant legal and financial risks alone, the incident involving identity theft should serve as a wake-up call to end-users, Web developers, and API providers that not enough is being done to secure the Web.

miiCard Launches New Directory API

Eric Carter, November 1st, 2013

miiCardmiiCard, online identity verification service, has introduced a new API: miiCard Directory API. The Directory API allows applications to discover miiCard members who have published a public profile page and have elected to be found by the service. The member lookup service can be used with any number of online environments (e.g. social media, transactions, etc.)

Salesforce.com Unfurls Identity Service in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, October 17th, 2013

One of the more problematic elements of building any application is managing end user identities. Writing the code to manage who gets to access any given application not only is time consuming; it doesn’t usually add much in the way of unique value to the application.

Good Technology Releases Semi-Open API Mobile Set: Targets SaaS and Enterprise Developers

Mark Boyd, October 16th, 2013

Good Technology has released what they are calling an ‘open API mobile set’ as part of their Shared Services Framework. The intention is to give more power to inhouse developer teams to move beyond app-connected workflows to incorporate service functions into seamless business processes. The workflows are protected by framework-driven security containerization, making it easier for developers to reuse code and connect various apps through APIs all within a secure mobile framework. ProgrammableWeb spoke with John Dasher, VP of Product Marketing at Good Technology.

DataCash Integrates a MasterCard API to Increase Fraud Detection

Eric Carter, October 8th, 2013

MasterCard Lost-Stolen Account ListDataCash, global payments services provider, has announced that its fraud management solution (GateKeeper 2.0) will be the first of its kind to integrate MasterCard’s Lost-Stolen Account List API. The MasterCard API cross-references over 30 million lost and stolen cards globally. The integration will empower merchants with greater fraud detection capabilities and lessen the potential to reject legitimate customers.

Threat Stream API Offers Security Through Real-Time Access to Actionable Intelligence

Eric Carter, October 8th, 2013

Threat StreamThreat Stream, SaaS-based cyber threat intelligence platform, offers its real-time stream of actionable intelligence to developers through the Threat Stream API. Threat Stream’s big data security driven analytics creates an actionable, context rich stream of intelligence that meets the needs of government and enterprise security operations. Machine learning and sophisticated algorithms reduce false-positives and give users world class security capabilities.

Day 2 of the NordicAPIs: What Developers Want to Talk About and How Vodka is Just Like an API

Mark Boyd, September 24th, 2013

Day 2 of the Twitter-trending Nordic APIs event wrapped up last week with presentations from global and regional players ranging from business use cases of APIs to technical discussions. In an unconference session in which participants set their own agenda, major themes included scaling issues and security.

Nordic APIs Wrap Up Day One: IoT and Security Dominate Discussion

Mark Boyd, September 19th, 2013

Day one of the Nordic APIs conference wrapped up on Wednesday 18 September, with a second day of presentations and discussions planned for today. Over 120 participants attending from across the region, in addition to a packed agenda of presentations for speakers around the globe. Two major themes of discussions on the first day included the Internet of Things and security.

How Good Technology are Feeding Developer Interest While Alleviating Business Security Concerns

Mark Boyd, September 6th, 2013

API management platforms and API integration providers can look to leading mobile solutions provider Good Technology to learn how to work with risk-averse enterprises when developing an API strategy. Good Technology – which provides the Good Technology DocuSign Integration mashup – has made its’ embedded security provisions a standard feature across the company’s Good Dynamics Network.

Imprivata Launches API for Healthcare Focused Single Sign-On

Eric Carter, August 29th, 2013

Imprivata has launched an API for its OneSign single sign-on product: the OneSign ProveID API. OneSign offers a specialized single sign-on solution custom tailored to the healthcare industry. The new API allows developers in the healthcare industry to deliver electronic health records in a virtual desktop environment.

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