Avivah Litan at Gartner: Impact of Automated Attacks on B2C Websites

 

Avivah Litan, Gartner VP and distinguished analyst, is well known for covering big data analytics for cybersecurity & fraud as well as fraud detection & prevention solutions. In this educational webcast, she discusses automated website attacks and their impact on global business to consumer (B2C) brands.

Refer to this link to view the webcast.
Key highlights include:

  • How Gartner defines automated attacks on websites
  • How existing controls, such as device analytics, velocity checks, geolocation, and IP address whitelisting are defeated by attackers
  • How cybercriminals monetize their automated website attacks
  • And, most importantly, how to stop automated attacks

Gartner Identifies Shape Security as New Deflection Technique

Avivah Litan
Avivah Litan, Gartner Research VP and Distinguished Analyst, highlights Shape Security her latest blog post.
To read more about her analysis on solutions for automated attacks, read below.

Gartner Research VP and Distinguished Analyst, Avivah Litan, mentioned Shape Security on her blog discussing the growing threat of automated attacks on websites. Shape Security has been mentioned in multiple other reports. The difference here is this blog that is publicly available for everyone (including those without a Gartner subscription).

According to Avivah:

[Shape Security is a] new web application security technique that scrambles website code using a process called polymorphism. This precludes the hackers’ ability to decipher how a web site can be attacked since the logic of the web application is no longer transparent (e.g. no more ‘in the clear’ HTML code).

In her blog, Avivah features Shape Security as a solution to these automated attacks. Specifically, she states that Shape’s polymorphic technology deflects malicious automation, preventing the attacks from executing at the point of entry. Deflection is better than detection – preventing attack is better that finding the attacker ex post facto.

Interested to learn more? Learn more here.

Shape Security Named a 2014 Cool Vendor by Gartner

Gartner designated Shape amongst new and innovative vendors in the application and endpoint security space. Gartner, the renowned technology research firm, recognized Shape for its impactful and intriguing application and endpoint security innovation for 2014.

The list can be found in the Gartner “Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security, 2014” May 2, 2014 report.

Shape Security’s flagship product, the ShapeShifter, is the industry’s first botwall to defend websites against the most sophisticated automated threats — offering a comprehensive defense against major website attacks, including account takeover, Man-in-the-Browser and application DDoS attacks. By continuously refactoring the HTML, CSS and JavaScript which implement a website’s user interface, the ShapeShifter is able to automatically deflect sophisticated attacks against websites. By robbing cybercriminals of their ability to use malware for their attacks, Shape radically shifts the economics of web hacking.