Bots. Botnets. Scrapers. Vulnerability Scanners. As an operations analyst, IT engineer or even as a member of your organization’s marketing team, you likely see these terms come across your desk on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, they’ve become an accepted aspect of doing business on the Internet. These attacks are the white noise of the Internet. Automated intrusions are by far the most common attacks leveraged against an organization, and for good reason. Computers don’t ever have to stop to eat, sleep, or go to work. And sure as heck they don’t get bored or demotivated. Even when you’re being targeted by a malicious human being, they’re almost always going to leverage automated attack tools against your web infrastructure. In fact, the better and more modern your defenses, the greater your chance of being the victim of bot attacks, due simply to the sheer level of attempts necessary to find a way around them.