Your Ultimate Guide to Shift Left API Security Testing

All you need to know about shift left API security testing.

The number of application programming interfaces is growing faster; and APAC companies face rapidly increasing API security-related challenges, such as lacking security personnel who know how to test APIs and existing security tools lacking sufficient coverage.

APAC organisations must implement shift left testing, an effective approach to move tasks earlier and faster in the development process, particularly for API security and software testing, ensuring software performance and stability by testing in production environments.


Shift left testing has four approaches to shift testing earlier in the development life cycle; and their proper implementation involves several considerations, such as the oragnisation’s goals and available security automation tools, to reduce risk API vulnerabilities. 

This whitepaper explains how shift left testing works, including the several steps and approaches that APAC organisations can implement to protect their API security.