Application Security , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

How Apps Open the Door to Bots

Eddie Doyle of Check Point Research on the Growing Threat
Eddie Doyle, global security strategist, Check Point Research

The user-friendly aspects of apps can enable malicious bots to infiltrate, says Eddie Doyle of Check Point Research, who offers insights on addressing the issue.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in Washington, Doyle discusses:

  • How the growing app economy provides a new channel for malicious bots to infiltrate and thrive;
  • Why 5G networks will further compound the issue;
  • Whether this can be fixed, or if bot attacks are simply the new normal in the age of IoT.

Doyle, global security strategist at Check Point Research, a unit of Check Point Software Technologies, has a particular interest in educating people to become human firewalls in the combat against social engineering.


About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.




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