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Organizations are under attack, but today’s attacks aren’t focused on attacking just servers - today’s attacks focus on attacking your users. Account takeovers are on the rise, putting critical company data at risk. Learn about these attacks and how you can defend against them in our latest white paper.

What you'll learn:

  • What are account takeovers?
  • Why is account based security important?
  • How do I detect account takeovers?
  • How do most companies implement authentication?
  • Where does AppSec fit in?
  • Where do most authorization attacks come from?

Key Statistics and Benchmark Data

This report includes proprietary data from Signal Sciences, including:

  • Authentication failure rates for external and internal applications
  • Authentication failure rates by industry
  • Percentage of login failures by HTTP response code


Excerpt from the Report:

Account Takeovers: A New Defense Priority

It’s no longer good enough to place a traditional web application firewall in place and hope that it stops the attacks against your web applications. In order to protect against account takeover attacks, enterprises must instrument and analyze their users actions and patterns in detail. Knowing the baseline data for your application and your users’ usage patterns is a good place to start asking questions:

  • What is the rate of normal authentication traffic?
  • What happens in authentication failure modes and what is the average failure rate?
  • What sensitive actions do users take when using the application?
  • Does our application alert the engineering or security team when these actions and failures occur?


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