October 2021 Chapter Meeting

When:  Oct 21, 2021 from 11:00 to 14:00 (MT)
Associated with  Denver Chapter

Workshop on API Governance & Risk Management

2 CPE Available

APIs are software glue that is revolutionizing our digital worlds by helping enable the next industrial revolution driven by AI/ML and IoT. Implications of APIs are profound on organizations both positive (innovation, newer business models, competitive differentiation etc.) and negative (hidden attack vector, business continuity impact, enterprise risk etc.).

 Industry Trends...

  • 96% of applications contain some Open Source. Source: Black Duck 2020;
  • 83% of internet traffic is via APIs vs 17% HTML. Source: Akamai 2019;
  • By 2021, 90% of web-enabled applications will have more surface area for attack in the form of exposed APIs rather than the UI, up from 40% in 2019. Source: Gartner.
  • By 2022, API abuses will be the most frequent attack vector resulting in data breaches for enterprise web applications. Source: Gartner Research, "How to Build an Effective Security Strategy".

 Given these trends it is imperative for Security, Compliance and Audit professionals to get a handle on APIs before things get out of control, if not already, by managing API risks proactively. 

Learning Objectives:

This session will provide an overview of an effective governance framework that enterprises can adopt to manage their API security and compliance risks. This framework includes best practices, both manual and automated, with relevant tools recommendation. Participants will have an opportunity to exercise use case(s) using existing technologies.

  • Understanding API economy - current trends, future potential/impact
  • Implications of APIs on an organization's security, compliance, legal, regulatory, business continuity posture
  • Why is API risk management critical and why you and your CxO, should care
  • Best practices for effective API risk management

Presented by:

Dr. Baljeet Malhotra, 
Founder and CEO
Teejlab Inc.

Dr Baljeet Malhotra, is an award-winning researcher known for his work in Open Source and API data management. He conceptualized the world's first "API Composition Analysis" based on source code static analysis. He founded TeejLab in 2017 and steered the team to build API Discovery™, world's first comprehensive end-to-end API Management platform. Prior to Teej, he established the R&D unit of Black Duck Software in 2016 (acquired by Synopsys), he has also served as Research Director at SAP. He received a PhD in Computing Science from the University of Alberta and won several awards including NSERC (Canada) scholar in 2005 and Global Young Scientist (Singapore). He concurrently holds Adjunct Professor positions at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria and University of Northern BC.
Abbas Rangwala
Chief En
terprise Strategist
Teejlab Inc.

Abbas Rangwala is senior practitioner in the IT Security and Governance space, and earned his stripes working at Deloitte and as Managing Partner at Edgile. He brings to bear applied theoretical knowledge and an understanding of key business dynamics. In his executive leadership role at Edgile and Saviynt, Abbas was instrumental in incubating nascent businesses, led market validation of product and services, established brand and positioned the companies for early success by focusing on quality and client commitment. He has exercised all key dimensions of business leading to the success of early-stage entities both in the product and services domain. Currently, his role is that of Chief Enterprise Strategist at TeejLab.



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