July 31, 2023 – Repost from Salt Security - Salt Security, the leading API security company just announced that Jemena, an energy supplier across the east coast of Australia and the Northern Territory, has chosen Salt to protect its critical gas and electricity infrastructure. Integrating seamlessly within Jemena’s AWS environment, Salt provides Jemena with a purpose-built and AI-driven API security solution for API discovery, posture management, and threat protection in runtime. Jemena also purchased the Salt Security API Protection Platform through the AWS Marketplace, streamlining the procurement process and simplifying vendor management.
Using Salt, Jemena can:
Continuously discover all APIs in its ecosystem, including shadow APIs, for a complete API inventory
Understand the data being carried across all APIs, to prevent accidental exposure of sensitive data
Prevent data exfiltration and account fraud, protecting its customers’ PII data
Capture insights learned in runtime to help developers harden the company’s APIs
Generate accurate API specifications to streamline the process documenting APIs and keeping that inventory up to date
“We anticipate that our API traffic will nearly quadruple in the next year alone. Salt enables us to easily mitigate the risks inherent in our rapid evolution as we continue to aggressively build out our API platform,” said Daniel Gordon, cybersecurity architecture lead at Jemena. “Salt has already provided us with tremendous insights into the data we are sending over APIs. In addition, because Salt seamlessly integrates with our Kong, ServiceNow, and Splunk systems in our AWS environment, we were able to get up and running in minutes.”
When Jemena began its application modernization project in 2022, the company realized it needed to make API security a key component of the initiative. The security operations team also recognized that API attacks differ from web application attacks and that the company’s existing solutions, such as WAFs and API gateways, could not defend against API attacks. Given the focus in API attacks on finding business logic flaws, Jemena knew it needed a comprehensive and purpose-built API security solution to protect the company and customer data flowing over its APIs.
“We are honored to be selected by Jemena to strengthen its API security posture, so the company can focus on delivering innovative digital solutions for its customers,” said Roey Eliyahu, CEO and co-founder at Salt. “We’ve already seen the impact a security breach can have with the Optus API security incident last year. We commend Jemena for recognizing the security risks presented by APIs early in its application modernization journey as it made API security a necessary pillar of that program from the very start.”
According to the State of the CISO 2023 report, API adoption is one of security leaders’ biggest control gaps, resulting from digitalization. With the accelerating growth of APIs, the need for API security will only increase in the future. Salt is committed to helping ensure the safety of these vital assets so that businesses like Jemena can focus on innovating next-generation services to better support their customers.
API security breaches can have a devastating impact on essential public sector providers. Jemena – like other Australian organizations – saw the effects of the Optus API security incident last year (and its $140 million AUD price tag), further emphasizing the need for increased API security.
To protect these critical services, today’s organizations need knowledge about all of their APIs, the data they handle, and their security posture. In addition, these organizations cannot risk jeopardizing their customers’ personal information. If APIs are not properly governed, organizations cannot detect vulnerabilities or unauthorized activity until it’s too late.
Jemena owns and operates a diverse portfolio of energy assets across the east coast of Australia and the Northern Territory. With more than $12.4 billion worth of major utility infrastructure, Jemena supplies millions of households and businesses with essential services every day. Jemena has more than a century’s experience and expertise in the utilities sector and, with its strong portfolio of high-quality distribution and transmission assets, the company maximizes opportunities for growth and innovation throughout all of its operations.
About Salt Security
Salt Security protects the APIs that form the core of every modern application. Its patented API Protection Platform is the only API security solution that combines the power of cloud-scale big data and time-tested ML/AI to detect and prevent API attacks. By correlating activities across millions of APIs and users over time, Salt delivers deep context with real-time analysis and continuous insights for API discovery, attack prevention, and hardening APIs. Deployed quickly and seamlessly integrated within existing systems, the Salt platform gives customers immediate value and protection, so they can innovate with confidence and accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. For more information, visit: https://salt.security/