Outside of the innocent world of kitten videos and celebrity tweets are shady sites accessible only through overlay networks – the dark web, which has become a haven for stolen credentials, illegal goods, and shock horror.
A cyber attack will leave your information exposed to any number of bad actors on the dark web who are ready to steal identities, sell company secrets, leave you ransomware demands, and engage in other disturbing acts. There are no rules here, and dark web monitoring is your only offense.
What is the dark web?
The dark web isn’t a place most people visit on the internet. Users can only access it through special software or configurations like TOR. The underlying technology is not nefarious, but it’s become known for stolen credentials, illegal goods, and shock horror.
It’s estimated that Google has only indexed four percent of all available information on the internet. The “deep web” consists of information that can only be directly accessed with a URL – think academic research papers, databases, and private Facebook updates. While harder to find, information on the deep web is accessible to those who have the URLs or access within the system the information resides in.
Underneath the surface web and the deep web lives the dark web.
What is dark web monitoring?
Dark web monitoring involves scanning the dark web routinely to make sure your business and employee information cannot be found on the dark web. If your information is discovered, you will be alerted and steps can be taken to stop the potential damage.
Why your business needs Integris dark web monitoring
There are many free dark web monitoring services available, but they are limited in scope and action. These services employ a “too little, too late” approach to dark web exposure. By the time the breach is discovered, stolen information is already on the dark web and there is no stopping the resulting shockwaves. None of these services offer any real-world solutions for your business after its information has been found on the dark web.
Integris uses dark web monitoring as an additional tool in a bigger, more comprehensive security strategy toolbox. Prevention is the best defense, but immediate detection and rapid remediation are necessary if your information is found on the dark web. Iconic IT moves quickly to minimize the damages done by dark web exposure. We believe in employee training, reliable backup and recovery plans, secure connections, and continuous dark web monitoring to keep your valuable information right where it belongs: in your network.