Web application attacks increased by 740%

DIAMOND BAR, California, November 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – CDNetworks (www.cdnetworks.com), the leading provider of CDNs and cloud security, has released the State of Web Security for 2020 (the report). The report states that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, web applications, bots and APIs saw a global increase in 2020 compared to 2019. In particular, the security platform CDNetworks monitored and intercepted 9.524 billion web application attacks, 7.4 times more than in 2019. Statistics clearly show that businesses are suffering from cyber attacks and a growing need for comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to protect their assets online.

According to the report, all types of attacks continued to increase. Consider that:

  • Incidents of DDoS attacks continued to increase by more than 78.79% compared to 2019
  • Web application attacks increased 7.4 times more than in 2019, reaching 9.524 billion
  • The average number of bot attacks was 1,134 attacks per second, three times the number of attacks in 2019
  • 4.7 billion API attacks registered in 2020, an increase of 56%

The report goes on to say that data generated by the CDNetworks security platform shows a disturbing trend where DDoS attacks have escalated. Instead of single DDoS attack types, cybercriminals now embed a combination of attack types into a formidable threat. This means that targeted industries will be forced to deal with increasingly complex and virulent threats that exploit a combination of attack methods.

In the face of this threatening trend, current standard best practices are moving away from solutions that focus on single attack types and toward comprehensive cloud security solutions that are scalable, easy to use and manage, and provide comprehensive security. complete visualization of report content, configuration adjustment, and distribution of security events in a portal system. This approach quickly identifies and neutralizes attacks to eliminate or minimize their impact.

CDNetworks’ cloud security solution combines the robust performance of a content delivery network (CDN) with enhanced security to deliver customer websites quickly and securely. Its secure cloud computing services protect businesses against a range of cyber attacks including, but not limited to, DDoS attacks, automated bot attacks, ransomware, SQL injection, and Cross-Site Scripting. (XSS) and the top 10 OWASP.

It should also be noted that artificial intelligence (AI) will also play a major role in cybersecurity. One of the reasons AI has gained interest, both for businesses and cybercriminals, is that it can discover patterns in big data. Hackers can use machine learning to learn a target’s database rules and protection policies to find vulnerabilities in a network or system. Cloud security providers, on the other hand, can use AI to enforce automated policy learning, analysis of entity behavior, attack source tracing, and security detection. Intelligent confrontation will be the battleground for cloud security in the near future.

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