Structure Security and Distil: Are Bot Operators Eating Your Lunch?

November 30, 2016 Edward Roberts

At the first Structure Security event in San Francisco in September, Distil Presented a talk titled “Are bot operators eating your lunch? High risk lessons from OWASP Top 20 automated threats. A new way to think about Web Security.”

This presentation examined how bots are abusing websites and explored the following:

  • What are the behaviors of bad bots?
  • Research into how bots are evasive and behaving more like humans
  • Understanding the OWASP Automated Threats
  • Detailing why Web Application Firewall’s (WAF) are not built to prevent bots
  • Real-life case studies about web scraping, vulnerability scanning, credential cracking and stuffing (aka. Account takeover)
  • How identifying a bot begins with a hi-def fingerprint
  • The benefits of an inline technology in mitigating bots
Watch the full presentation by Edward Roberts below

About the Author

Edward Roberts

Edward Roberts leads Product Marketing and has over twenty years experience in technology marketing. Previously he worked for Juniper Networks, heading up Product Marketing for the Counter Security team. Before that he ran marketing for Mykonos Software, a web security company.

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