The Latest Attacks Challenging Website Protection Strategies

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With abuse by automation, legitimate website functions are used to harm the business, as with fake account registrations, fake comments or votes, and fake checkouts. These attacks create operational overhead, resulting in loss of time and money. It is very hard to deal with this attack, as this traffic is “invisible” to most analytics tools and otherwise appears legitimate.

Incapsula research reveals:

  • 31 percent of website visitors are likely to be damaging intruders.
  • Google Analytics doesn’t show you 51 percent of website traffic, including hackers, spammers and other non-human stalkers.

As more companies put their business online, the playing field for hackers continues to grow. Companies are facing a wider range of cybersecurity threats than ever before that target their infrastructure, applications, operations and even employees. To protect their business interests, organizations must safeguard their data. As most attacks today are carried out automatically using an army of bots that are not targeting specific companies, hackers are trying to reach as many websites as possible to maximize their botnet ROI — and any company, big or small, is a target.

With the rapid evolution of online threats, cloud-based services are becoming a larger part of an organization's operational security strategy. Eldad Chai, director of product management at Incapsula, explains some of the biggest challenges in mitigating malicious attacks and the questions organizations should keep in mind when developing a strategic security plan.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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