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Businesses Can't Tell Good Bots from Bad Bots: Report

Bots make up more than 75% of total traffic for some businesses, but one in three can't distinguish legitimate bots from malicious ones.

One in three organizations can't differentiate good or legitimate bots from bad bots - a shortcoming that can affect application security.

Bots make up more than 75% of total traffic for some businesses, according to a Radware study on Web application security. The study found nearly half (45%) of businesses had been hit with a data breach in the past year, and 68% are not confident they can keep corporate information safe.

Malicious bots are a serious risk, as Web-scraping attacks can affect retailers by stealing intellectual property, undercutting prices, and holding mass inventory in limbo, the report states. In retail, 40% of businesses can't tell good bots from bad ones. The healthcare industry is also struggling: 42% of traffic comes from bots, but 20% of IT security execs can tell if they're nefarious.

Researchers found gaps in DevOps security, which likely stem from the pressure to consistently deliver application services. Half (49%) of respondents use the continuous delivery of application services and 21% plan to adopt it in the next 1-2 years. More than half (62%) believe this increases the attack surface and about half report they don't integrate security into continuous application delivery.

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Joe Stanganelli
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11/28/2017 | 9:42:38 PM
Re: Good or bad bots?
@Dr. T: Not really. There are security software solutions and analytics that detect what kind of bot a bot is -- and whether it is a bad bot or a so-called "good" bot.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/28/2017 | 9:41:43 PM
Re: White Bot, Black Bot, Good Bot, Bad Bot
@Dr. T: Maybe you and I have different ideas of what kinds of bots we want to allow. I have no intention of letting marketers' bots in.

Whitelisting, in any case, goes to specific bots/APIs/etc. -- as opposed to general types.
Dr.T
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11/27/2017 | 12:52:56 PM
DevOPs Security?
 

"they don't integrate security into continuous application delivery?"

I do not know what they do then, are they delivering and deploying over the top?

 
Dr.T
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11/27/2017 | 12:50:16 PM
Re: White Bot, Black Bot, Good Bot, Bad Bot
I agree, the question is how we applied that analogy to bots technologies.
Dr.T
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11/27/2017 | 12:47:59 PM
Re: White Bot, Black Bot, Good Bot, Bad Bot
Are you a good bot or a bad bot?

This is a good idea, all the bots have to prove that they are good bots first.
Dr.T
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11/27/2017 | 12:46:16 PM
Re: White Bot, Black Bot, Good Bot, Bad Bot
"Whitelist"

Whitelist  would be a god option to keep. It may be a useful new bot such as delivering you the best cyber Monday deal. You want to allow that.
Dr.T
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11/27/2017 | 12:43:55 PM
Good or bad bots?
 

Good or bad bots? You would not know that until but executed so it is a little bit of a luck.
DonHarper
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11/23/2017 | 4:41:54 PM
Re: White Bot, Black Bot, Good Bot, Bad Bot
Brilliant one ! 
agenpokeronline
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11/22/2017 | 4:53:18 PM
Re: White Bot, Black Bot, Good Bot, Bad Bot
Nice one !
AutoEcole18
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11/21/2017 | 5:48:58 PM
Re: White Bot, Black Bot, Good Bot, Bad Bot
Nice one !
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