The Cybersecurity Intelligence Report
Bot Management and Mitigation
Welcome to the Battle
Cybersecurity is like fighting a never-ending battle against a relentless foe. It’s not about wiping out the threat for good; it’s about staying one step ahead.
Bot Management is a crucial tactic in this ongoing battle. Right now, over 50% of internet traffic is bots. However, not all bot traffic is bad. For example, search engine and RSS bots help your site increase visibility and provide real-time content updates. The challenge is both telling human from bot and good bot from bad. We created this briefing to help organizations take control of their cybersecurity, starting with bot management and mitigation. We asked cybersecurity experts for their best tips on identifying bots, mitigating damage, and creating a culture of security in your organization.
Quick Advice From
“Organizations need to constantly reassess environments for cybersecurity vulnerabilities that might jeopardize networks and critical operations.”
Managing Director, PwC
“There is a small percentage of traffic on the internet today that is run by botnets, and this traffic’s only objective is to poke every site for vulnerabilities.”
Architect at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
“Infected IoT devices seek to spread malware...We need to set limits and understand their impact on our personal privacy and security.”
Security Manager, Securicy
“Security for bots is based on evaluating structured input/response options for vulnerabilities or errors.”
Kevin L. Jackson
Founder, GovCloud Network
“Bot Management should be built around the three basic principles of Detect, Categorize, and Control.”
CISO at Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
“Leadership should require periodic reviews & comprehensive quality assurance tests for website functionality and cybersecurity verification.”
Mark Cliff Lynd
Executive Technology, Blockchain & CyberSecurity Consulting, Relevant Track
“When websites fail to invalidate a user’s authentication on logoff, user accounts could potentially be accessed by malicious hackers.”
Vice President of Cybersecurity, TCDI
“To help mitigate against botnets, a business leader should take a serious stance with educating their staff. End users are the first line of defense.”
Systems Analyst, Whitcraft Group
Where are you on the Security Continuum?
Is the cybersecurity threat level low at your organization? Or is it closer to severe? Find out how to check your security protocols to protect your apps and web properties from malicious bot attacks -- and what to do if and when your organization falls victim to an attack.