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Quantifying the Risk and Economic Impact of Bad Bots

June 2, 2016

Organizations must make it a priority to quantify the true risks and economic impact of bad bots and determine the best technology investments they can make to address the challenge, according to Derek Brink, vice president and research fellow at research firm Aberdeen Group.                    

Enterprises can take steps to address the risk and economic impact of bad bots. “You can choose to accept it. You can choose to assign it to somebody else. You can choose to try to reduce it to a more acceptable level” by deploying technology such as Distil Networks’, Brink says. The security team is responsible for determining what the risk is, how it can be reduced to a lower level, and how much that will cost.

Key takeaways include:

  • The new threat landscape of Advanced Persistent Bots (APBs)
  • Understanding the four high-level categories of risk
  • How to model the risk and economic impact of bad bots for your organization
  • The impact of countermeasures such as manual blocking, Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), and Distil Networks
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