Advanced Bot Attack Interview by Security Weekly
Security Weekly interviews Shreyans Mheta to brief them on both bot defense and Cequence Security’s next-generation Application Security Platform solution to defend against automated bot attacks to web, mobile, and API applications.
Speaker: Shreyans Mehta, Co-Founder & CTO at Cequence Security
Top 10 Infographic
API Solution Brief
Bots Abuse Legitimate API Access to Steal Data and Undermine Critical Business Applications. The age of the API has been touted by technologists, investors, and developers. Driven by IoT, mobile, automation, and a desire for openness, APIs have become the preferred method to access business logic and information for many organizations. Most business partners and corporate customers (and even some individuals) don’t want to use another app – standard business relationships often now include API access for automatic exchanges of information.
Fake Account Solution Brief
Fake account creation has been a common problem at large scale social media sites for the last several years. Increasingly,
fake accounts are a key tool in perpetrating sophisticated, multi-entity fraud and thus are becoming widespread beyond
household name websites and applications. Several factors drive this dynamic:
ATO Solution Brief
Account Takeover Attacks are Easy, Automated, Widespread, and Successful. Bad actors using account takeover (ATO) attacks have an easy time of it – attack toolkits are readily available, attack infrastructure can be rented or owned, and new large sets of legitimate user credentials from previous attacks are made available regularly. Sticking these three components together has proven to be a successful recipe for gaining illegitimate access to user accounts at various online/web properties.
Fake Account Threat Brief
Companies leverage user accounts for a variety of purposes. In addition to providing access to web-based services, user accounts—and the associated information—are used for tracking user behavior, to deliver personalized offers, and to create additional revenue (for example, by selling email lists).
API Threat Brief
Understanding API/business logic abuse and defense requirements. Businesses today operate in a hyper-connected, Internet-driven economy. And it’s driving the need for an extended, API-linked application architecture. Internal Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), corporate BYOD initiatives, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are just a few of the use cases for APIs.
ATO Threat Brief
Cequence Background Brief
Cequence Security is a venture-backed cybersecurity software company founded in 2014 and based in Sunnyvale, CA. Named a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2018, the company has developed the Cequence Application Security Platform (ASP), an open, distributed, and scalable software platform designed to protect customers’ web, mobile, and API applications from the growing number of malicious bot attacks.