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Bad Bots

May 19, 2023

Imperva's annual report

Today, let's delve into the 2023 Imperva Bad Bot Report - and learn how to steel our defenses against the bot hordes.

Bad bot traffic hit 30.2% in 2022, while 'good bots' skewed web analytics. Your first move? Get a solid bot management system to make informed decisions.

Evasive bad bots are getting craftier, making up 66.6% of all bad bot traffic. Our counter-move? Invest in AI-based security solutions to match their cunning.

APIs have a bullseye on their backs with 17% of API attacks from bad bots. To protect your APIs, combine strong authentication with rate-limiting strategies.

Account takeovers surged 155% between 2021 and 2022, fuelled by data breaches. Fortify your defenses with multi-factor authentication and good old password hygiene.

Lastly, bad bots aren't picky about industries. So, whether you're in healthcare or gaming, arm your defenses and educate your team.

Remember, cybersecurity is a marathon, not a sprint. Stay vigilant, stay proactive, and keep those bots at bay!

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