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Cybersecurity
The 'A-B-C' of effective application security
Software applications have been a key tool for businesses for decades, but the way they are designed and operated has changed during the past few years.
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Cybersecurity
Global bot security market to reach US$2.5 billion by 2032
The global bot security market to reach US$2.5 billion by 2032 driven by a growing need for cyber security, according to a new report.
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Sustainability
Can bots succeed where humans have failed in sustainability?
People want businesses to turn talk into action, and believe technology can help businesses succeed where people have failed.  
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Bots
Forrester names Akamai Leader in 2022 bot management report
Akamai has announced that Forrester has named it a Leader in its 2022 Bot Management Wave report, acknowledging the company’s standout vision.
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Cyber attacks
Cyber attacks on the rise due to skyrocketing bot traffic
Cyberattacks, especially automated ones, of all kinds are on the rise, primarily due to skyrocketing bot traffic.
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Cybersecurity
Increase in holiday bot attacks, new type of Grinch Bot uncovered
"The level of sophistication we are witnessing within the botting community is at an all-time high as they continue to collaborate and improve upon their methods to conduct online fraud and generate profits through the use of malicious automation."
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Kasada
Kasada raises $23m, continues to revolutionise bot security
The company states it plan to use the Series C funding to further accelerate its sales and grow its development, support and marketing departments.
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Cybersecurity
Businesses losing the war against bad bots - report
Kasada has announced the findings of its 2021 State of Bot Mitigation Survey report. 
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Cybersecurity
Networked bot attacks increase as human-initiated attack levels fall
A new report reveals that bot attack volumes grew 41% year over year, with human-initiated attacks falling 29% in the first half of 2021. 
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Cybersecurity
Bad bots make up 40% of all traffic - the increase of automated attacks
Barracuda has released key findings into bad bots and the ways automated attacks are evolving. 
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Cybersecurity
Businesses losing up to $250 million every year from bot attacks - report
Netacea has announced results from a new report revealing the high price businesses pay due to bot traffic.
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Artificial Intelligence
Genesys integrates AI into the Cloud CX contact centre platform
Customer experience orchestration company Genesys integrates AI features into the Genesys Cloud CX platform.
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Application Security
Bad bots, broken APIs and supply chain attacks biggest challenge facing organisations
More needs to be done to protect against application security threats, particularly newer threats like bot attacks, API attacks, and supply chain attacks. 
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Cybersecurity
Kasada launches new defenses against bot attacks
Kasada has announced the general availability of its new V2 platform in a bid to address the increasing sophistication of bot attacks.
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IT Risk
Netacea launches global partner programme to bring bot mitigation to more
The programme will see Netacea work with providers that are looking to offer a more complete security solution, with the partner acting as referrer while Netacea provides the technology and works directly with the customer to implement the solution.
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DDoS
Bad Bots and DDoS fuel record cyber risk
"How many attackers are going to hide within this expected traffic spike?"
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Cybersecurity
How to keep APIs secure from bot attacks
Despite rapid and widespread deployment, APIs remain poorly protected and automated threats are mounting. Personally identifiable information (PII), payment card details and business-critical services are at risk due to bot attacks.
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Cybersecurity
Businesses unprepared for bot attacks, despite awareness
Many businesses are aware of the threat of bot attacks, but believe they have the problem under control and are not adequately prepared for the level of risk.
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Twitter
New detection tool aims to catch Twitter bots in real time
Twitter recognises that it’s hard to tell just how much misinformation is out there on social media.
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Cybersecurity
Here’s how human-like bots perform online fraud
62.7% of bad bots on the login page can mimic human behaviour. That means these bots can take over user accounts or can even create fake accounts.
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Artificial Intelligence
Automation Anywhere advances IQ Bot to extend Intelligent Document Processing
“IQ Bot’s latest release further simplifies the automation journey by empowering business users to easily harness AI and machine learning to rapidly automate document-centric processes by themselves."
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Artificial Intelligence
Kiwi employees embracing a future of AI
Kiwi employees are the most secure in their roles when it comes to embracing artificial intelligence in the workplace, compared to all other countries surveyed including, Australia, USA, UK, Germany and Japan.  
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Artificial Intelligence
Huawei’s 10 megatrend predictions for 2025
The GIV predicts technology trends up until 2025, including 5G coverage, AI deployment, home robot adoption, and smart assistant use rates.
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Firewall
Barracuda launches bot protection feature for firewall offerings
Bots have evolved from using simple scripts to using sophisticated tactics such as headless browsers and machine learning to break through traditional application security defences.