2017 Bad Bot Report: 6 High Risk Lessons for Website Defenders

March 23, 2017

Did you know that 16.1% of bad bots now masquerade as mobile devices? Or that bad bot traffic is up 36.43% on the world’s largest site since 2015?

Distil Networks has produced their fourth annual Bad Bot Report. It is the IT security industry's most in-depth analysis on the sources, types, and sophistication levels of 2016’s bot attacks -- and there are serious implications for anyone responsible for securing websites and APIs. 

Bad bots are expanding at an epidemic rate creating a scourge across the Internet. Bots are the primary culprits behind widespread attack vectors including web scraping, competitive data mining, account takeovers, transaction fraud, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks, digital ad fraud, API abuse, and application denial of service. 

Watch David Monahan, research director of security and risk management at leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), and Rami Essaid, CEO of Distil Networks, as they dive into the data to reveal:

  • 6 high-risk threats every IT security pro must protect against
  • The top Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Automated Threats you need to start tracking right now
  • How bad bot activity varies based on your industry and your vulnerability profile
  • The worst offending bad bot countries, ISPs, mobile operators, and hosting providers
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