Are your company’s digital credentials are for sale on the dark web?
What is the Dark Web?
Think of the web as an iceberg. You have the top portion of the iceberg that is visible above the water’s surface, while the remainder is submerged beneath the water.
The visible top of the iceberg above the surface of the water would be the internet you use everyday and includes all of the websites you find via search engines such as Google, Safari, Firefox, etc.
The portion of the iceberg that is submerged under the water is known as the Deep Web. This is an anonymous online space only accessible using specific software. Then, at the very bottom of the iceberg, the underside, is what is considered the Dark Web. This is the part of the Deep Web that hides your identity and location information, and is hidden from search engines and only accessible with a special web browser.
The Dark Web is comprised of digital communities and because it allows for anonymity, is estimated that over 50% of all sites on the Dark Web are used for criminal activities, including identity theft and sale of digital credentials. Unfortunately, Companies that have had their credentials compromised and sold on the Dark Web often don’t know it until they are informed by law enforcement, after it’s too late.
What can you do to protect your business?
The best level of protection against cyber crime is to work with a trusted IT partner who can perform Dark Web monitoring on your network to detect compromised credentials on the Dark Web.
Criminals know digital credentials such as usernames and passwords connect you and your employees to critical business applications and online services. Accent Consulting can help you stay one step ahead of them by monitoring and detecting credentials on the Dark Web and notifying you immediately when these assets are compromised, before they can be used for identity theft, data breaches, or other crime.
Contact us today to find out how we can help!
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*To qualify for the FREE Dark Web Analysis you must be located within 25 miles of Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, or South Bend, Indiana and have 10 or more computers.