CDNetworks, CDN and cloud security provider, published State of the Web Security for H1 2020. The report shows that all types of attacks continued to increase. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), web application, bot, and other attacks have increased exponentially compared to the first half of 2019.
Web application attacks rose by 800%
Attacks on web applications rose by 800%. Particularly, web application attacks in the public sector surpassed attacks in retail venues, making the public sector the single most attacked industry during this period. The highlights of the report are:
- DDoS attack incidents saw a 147.63% year-on-year growth.
- On average, 660 bot attack incidents were blocked every second, a number that is nearly doubled from last year.
- Over 4.2 billion web application attacks were blocked in H1, a figure that is 8 times higher than the same period in 2019.
The report underlines that attacks are rising in all vectors and types year over year. While new web application methodologies, from network security to cloud security, expose new attack surfaces, the boundary of security protection keeps growing with them. According to the report, today’s APIs, micro-services, and serverless functions are all vulnerable to malformed requests, bot traffic, and DDoS attacks at both network and application layers.
Enterprises that have an online presence should care about compliance, user privacy, security. In addition to this, they should act immediately to adopt a comprehensive website security suite that includes a web application firewall (WAF), bot management solution, and DDoS protection.