Web application attacks jumped 740%

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

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

  • DDoS attack incidents continued to increase by more than 78.79% compared to 2019

  • Web application attacks grew 7.4 times more than in 2019, reaching 9.524 billion

  • The average number of bot attack incidents was 1,134 attacks per second, three times the number of attacks in 2019

  • 4.7 billion API attacks recorded in 2020, an increase of 56%

The report goes on to say that data generated by the CDNetworks security platform shows a worrying trend where DDoS attacks have escalated. Instead of single types of DDoS attacks, cybercriminals now integrate a combination of attack types into one formidable threat. This means targeted industries will be forced to deal with increasingly complex and virulent threats that rely on 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 towards comprehensive cloud security solutions that are scalable, easy to use and manage, and provide visualization complete 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 services protect businesses against a range of cyberattacks, including but not limited to DDoS attacks, automated bot attacks, ransomware, SQL injection and cross-site scripting (XSS) and the OWASP top 10.

It should also be noted that artificial intelligence (AI) will also play a major role in cybersecurity. One of the reasons AI is attracting interest from both 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 detect vulnerabilities in a network or system. Cloud security providers, meanwhile, can use AI to apply automated policy learning, entity behavior analysis, attack source tracing, and security detection. Intelligent confrontation will be the battleground of cloud security in the near future.

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