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Presentation: "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots: Bot Swatting Like the Pros"

Time: Monday 16:05 - 16:55 / Location: Grand Ballroom C

Keeping a multi-faceted system running is hard work. It's even harder when you have to deal with the day to day nonsense that happens on the web. Gathering the data you need to drive your business is also a tricky game. It is made even more complicated by all of the bots running around messing up the place. And the attacks. Oh the attacks. Every day all day with the attacks...

It's not enough to just run your systems. The volume of robotic traffic your system deals with on a daily basis may surprise you. This traffic distorts your numbers, steals your data, and can even cause downtime. You can't ignore it any longer.

Join Aaron as he explores ways to identify and deal with bad robots. He will show you what to look for, how to sort good bots from bad, and what to do with the information once you have it. It will help you deal more efficiently with scrapers, crawlers, scanners, fraudsters, and general malicious activity on your systems and gain some much needed confidence and visibility into the types of traffic you actually get on a day to day basis.

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Aaron Bedra, Senior Fellow at Groupon and Co-Author of Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition

Aaron Bedra

Biography: Aaron Bedra

Aaron Bedra is a Senior Fellow at Groupon. He is the co-author of Programming Clojure, Practical Software Security, and another upcoming Pragmatic Press book.

Software Passion: Exploring new and interesting ways to break and defend software.

Twitter: @abedra


Professional Contributions:  Aaron is a co-author of Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition,  a contributor to Clojure, ClojureScript, Ring, Hiccup, and Ruby on Rails. He is the creator of Repsheet, a reputational intelligence engine.