Technology & Collaboration: The Winning Formula to Defeat Shopping Bots

As an innovator, software is always the first thing I think about when addressing a problem. But, in a recent blog about shopping bots and the holiday season, Sandy Carielli at Forrester reminded me that you’ve got to think about holistic solutions – comprised of software/technology, people and process – ... Read More
Predictions 2021: Getting an Edge Against the Bots

Predictions 2021: Getting an Edge Against the Bots

In more than one way, the year 2020 was different. The COVID-19 pandemic made us change our plans for the year, and it will have a lasting impact on 2021 and beyond. Let’s look to the future and see if we can predict what 2021 will hold for web application ... Read More
Bot-as-a-Service: The Consumerization of Botting

Bot-as-a-Service: The Consumerization of Botting

We are fast approaching the end of 2020. A year that was different in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impacts on retail were no exception. There has been widespread coverage of retail strategies to survive as physical stores remain closed. Black Friday was not a day ... Read More
An Alternative Approach to WAAP Architecture

An Alternative Approach to WAAP Architecture

Over the last few months, I’ve had many conversations with customers about securing their APIs and some common challenges they face. Many of them already have revenue-generating applications consumed by their customers and now they are starting an API program. Old monolith applications are being broken into micro-services, orchestrated in ... Read More

Looking for a Silver Tail Replacement?

When RSA Security announced end-of-life (EOL) for Silver Tail, a popular fraud prevention product, they left a lot of customers scrambling to find an alternative. If you find yourself looking for a Silver Tail replacement option, read on. Cequence Application Security Platform (ASP) was designed to solve the same use ... Read More

Moving Fast Without API Guardrails?

In 1999, Bruce Schneir wrote, “complexity is the worst enemy of security.” Today, I’d argue that speed may be overtaking that top spot or coming darned close. There were two stories published recently about security and privacy issues arising out of apps deployed too quickly. The first disclosure involved North ... Read More

Tales from the Front Lines: Why Simple Attacks Like Content Scraping are the Hardest to Block

Of all of the automated business logic abuse attacks, the simple act of copying and pasting content from one web page to another is the most difficult for any technology to stop. Content scraping was one of the problems we designed Cequence Security Bot Defense to address, and we purposely ... Read More

Cequence Achieves PCI DSS 3.2 and SOC 2 Compliance

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We are happy to announce that the SaaS deployment of our Application Security Platform has attained both PCI DSS 3.2 Level 2 for Service Providers and SOC 2 Type I compliance. Achieving both of these attestations is an important milestone for the whole Cequence Security team. Compliance matters to us ... Read More