Now that you know what bots are, where they originate, what good they can do, and the harm they can cause, it's time to understand how to implement a strategy to fight back and contain the damage they can bring.
Now that you know what bots are, where they originate, what good they can do, and the harm they can cause, it's time to understand how to implement a strategy to fight back and contain the damage they can bring. Businesses can be negatively affected by they do not have to.
In part 1 of this 2-part series, we explore the source of bots: who writes them, uses them, and for what purposes. We also looked at what types of devices, systems, and services they target and how they succeed in completing their desired action. Most importantly, we highlighted the reality that the line between good, bad, and ugly is not always clear; in fact, it can be pretty blurry in many cases.
This leads us to part 2, where we get a chance to connect with Edwards Roberts again to better understand what industries are most impacted and why. We know that every online business is getting hit with both human and bot traffic, so we need to learn how to recognize the differences between the two. Furthermore, it's important to know how to identify the traffic behaviors to determine their intent, the risk they bring, and the impact that could have on the business.
Finally, true to fashion for the stories we like to tell, we also get a glimpse into the future of bots and what they mean to businesses, consumers, and society moving forward.
Don't leave this episode to your personal bot to listen to on your behalf. You'll want to absorb this one in its entirety all yourself.
From the Bad Bot Report press release:
Advanced Persistent Bots remained the majority of bad bot traffic over the past year, amounting to 57.1%. These bots are responsible for high-speed abuse, misuse and attacks on websites, mobile apps and APIs. They closely mimic human behavior and are harder to detect and stop, presenting a unique challenge for organizations that want to mitigate downtime, reduce bandwidth consumption and improve experiences for legitimate human customers.
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Edward Roberts, Director of Strategy, Application Security at Imperva
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