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Imperva is on Top of the World as it Announces New PoP in Bogotá

Imperva is on top of the world to announce the opening of our newest and highest data center yet in Bogotá, Colombia. This latest move represents our commitment as an organization to improve performance, security and connectivity for our customers in the Colombian market. In the very center of the country, Bogotá sits in the […]

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2021 in Review, Part 4: 5 Cybersecurity Topics to Watch in 2022

One of the core principles of cybersecurity is not letting things “slip through the cracks”. An effective security posture depends on visibility. The more visibility you have into the environments where your data is, the more successful you will be in applying your organization’s security protocols and identifying suspicious behavior. Here are five cybersecurity issues […]

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Ransom DDoS Enters its Fourth Wave

Extortionists target industries with most to lose from an outage Cybercriminals continue to target organizations threatening Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in exchange for a ransom payment, traditionally demanded in bitcoin (BTC). And it seems that no matter how many times these ransom threat cycles come around, organizations are still struggling to prepare for and […]

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New research reveals that one third of all log-in attempts on eCommerce sites are malicious

What do humans and bots have in common? A love for visiting online shopping sites: more than half (57%) of all attacks on retail websites in 2021 were carried out by bots, compared to 33% for all other industries. It gets worse: a third of all log-in attempts on retail eCommerce websites are account takeover […]

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Scalpers, and their bot armies, swing in to net web-based Spiderman tickets

29 November 2021 was “Spider Monday” and tickets for Marvel’s film Spider-Man: No Way Home went on sale with the sort of marketing fervor for which Disney and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are famous. As tickets to one of the most eagerly anticipated Christmas films featuring one of the most popular assets of the […]

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Annual Imperva Hackathon Inspires 2022 Product Roadmap

Bold ideas, diverse thought and challenging the status quo sum up the Imperva state-of-mind. We’re always looking to inspire the next big innovation that can transform the future of the cybersecurity industry. But if there’s anything the past year and a half has taught us, it’s that transformative doesn’t necessarily mean complicated, nor does it […]

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The role of runtime protection in eCommerce security

What is e-commerce security? E-commerce security is the set of guidelines that are designed to allow safe transactions on the web. These guidelines include steps and protocols that help protect the sale and purchase of goods and services online. Appropriate e-commerce security measures boost consumer confidence by protecting their Personal Identifiable Information (PII) that is […]

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Holiday “to-do list” for cybersecurity professionals working in eCommerce

The period from mid-November to the end of the year is always particularly stressful for cybersecurity professionals in the eCommerce space. It seems like every hacker and cyber criminal on earth is trying even harder to steal customers’ data or stop digital business operations. And the reason it seems like that is because that is […]

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By the Numbers: The State of Security in eCommerce

The ongoing global pandemic has accelerated eCommerce growth and pushed more consumers online. More consumers mean a larger threat landscape and ensure that cybersecurity issues remain a significant, ongoing challenge for the retail industry. Based on a 12-month analysis by Imperva Research Labs, threat levels remain elevated compared to previous years. As we can see […]

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How Imperva Leverages AWS to Help Customers Prevent Attacks

At Imperva, we’re passionate about being a trusted security partner for our customers, so we continually invest in the availability, resiliency, and scalability of our global network. We’ve made significant investments over the past year to expand our cloud footprint, including rebuilding and migrating our entire data pipeline to AWS. We’re still on the journey […]

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Protecting today’s web applications requires more than a firewall

The way organizations build web applications has changed dramatically over the last several years. As a result, many organizations are considering additional security strategies to augment the Web Application Firewall (WAF) on which they have relied to protect critical digital business operations from vulnerabilities. New technology has created a development environment where the web application […]

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Wake up and smell the Javascript – website supply chain puts online retail at risk

There are more than 1.8 billion websites online today, and almost 98% of them are powered by JavaScript. There’s a good reason for this: JavaScript’s flexibility and portability enable the rich online functionality we’ve all come to know and love. But what happens when that same functionality becomes a significant vector for cyberattacks? Retail websites […]

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Fostering the Next Generation of Female Technologists at Imperva

Today marks the start of the 2021 Grace Hopper Celebration, the largest gathering of female technology leaders in the world. Last year, over 40,000 women from 117 different countries attended virtually, bringing together their research and career interests to help inform and inspire others. As someone who has worked in tech over the past 30 […]

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The 4-phase approach smart companies take to mitigate DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been a significant feature of the cyber threat landscape over the past two decades. The 2021 DDoS Threat Landscape Report reveals that attacks today are constantly evolving in complexity, volume, size, and frequency. The only constant in DDoS attacks is the attackers’ continued focus on the critical infrastructure […]

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The 4 most common bad bot attack methods targeting financial services

Organizations in the financial services sector are high-value targets for cybercriminals. In recent years, more sophisticated botnets and other bad bot attack methods have enabled malicious hackers to ratchet up the speed of attacks on this sector. The four most common ways hackers deploy botnets is for credit card fraud, account takeover (ATO) attacks, distributed […]

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6 ways cybersecurity teams can save time and money

The phrase “time is money”, originally attributed to Benjamin Franklin, reprimands the slothful for wasting their working hours. As one of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin clearly never worked a day in cybersecurity. This is an area where fresh blood is hard to find to fill the skill gap in an […]

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Financial Services: Web Application Attacks Grow by 38% In First Half of 2021

During his career in the middle of the last century, professional bank robber Willie Sutton made off with an estimated $2 million in stolen money. Urban legend has it that when a journalist asked Sutton why he robbed banks, he replied, “That’s where the money is.” In later interviews, Sutton disclaimed the quote. Regardless, the […]

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How your application and data security strategy can help you complete a high level FFIEC CAT assessment

More than ever, financial institutions depend on web applications to maintain operations and partner with other enterprises to provide services to customers, but the significant rise in the number of cyber attacks targeted at this industry in the last few years has the potential to undermine consumer confidence not only in your organization but also […]

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Brace yourselves: Holiday shopping season is coming

The E-commerce market has seen tremendous revenue growth during the pandemic. Along with that good news for E-business, there has been an increase in fraudulent activities online that may cost retailers over $20 billion in losses by the end of 2021. According to eMarketer, worldwide retail E-commerce sales posted a 27.6% year-over-year growth rate in […]

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