Access Management , Governance & Risk Management , Identity & Access Management

Bot-Driven Credential Stuffing Attacks

Patrick Sullivan of Akamai on Factoring Bots in Your Risk Assessment
Patrick Sullivan, global director of security at Akamai

The threats from bad bots and the consequences of ignoring them continue to rise, says Patrick Sullivan, global director of security at Akamai .

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Sullivan discusses:

  • The rising threat from automated bot traffic;
  • How bot-driven credential abuse could be abused for account takeovers;
  • Recommendations for security teams.

Sullivan is the global director of security at Akamai, where he is a 10-year veteran. He works with Akamai's customers to build security architectures. Prior to joining Akamai, he managed the network planning/peering team at a Tier-1 ISP.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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