From botnets to ransomware, modern cyber attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated. And while today’s businesses understand the impact of cyber threats, many are struggling to keep up with the new wave of attacks. The increased use of the dark web has made the situation even more complicated as law enforcement continues to struggle to cut down on cyber criminals using the platform. With law enforcement out of the picture, businesses are forced to fend for themselves. Fortunately, through dark web scanning from CMIT Solutions of Twin Cities SE, your business can do just that. Let’s take a deeper look at what the dark web is, how it’s used to hack businesses, and what you can do to protect yourself.
What is the Dark Web?
The Dark Web is a part of the Deep Web, which is a portion of the internet that intentionally avoids being crawled and accessed by search engines. Users access the dark web via special software and encrypted browsers that allow them to conceal their identities and remain anonymous. And, due to their anonymity and the additional layers of protection, it’s incredibly difficult for law enforcement to track illegal activities back to the culprit.
How is the Dark Web Used to Hack Businesses?
While the platform has long been used for selling drugs, distributing illegal goods, and promoting prostitution, it’s also a hotbed for cybercrime. Hackers often use the platform to sell malicious malware, ransomware, and stolen personal or business credentials. In addition, criminals can use the platform to find and hire hackers to perform cybercrimes for them. As it relates to your business, the biggest threat is that of hackers acquiring your credentials that allow them to compromise and/or steal business data.
How Can You Protect Your Business From the Dark Web?
While cyber attacks and the use of the dark web isn’t going away anytime soon, dark web scanning gives you an opportunity to protect yourself even in the event of a successful attack. With dark web scanning solutions like Dark Web ID, you’re able to proactively monitor the dark web and receive immediate alerts when a threat is detected. In addition, by investing in Dark Web ID through CMIT Solutions of Twin Cities SE, you can be sure that you’re immediately alerted when your business data is stolen or compromised. This gives you an opportunity to quickly change compromised credentials and implement additional layers of security to protect your business.
Protecting Your Business Through Dark Web Scanning
As the sophistication of cyber attacks continues to improve, the need for further cyber security measures has drastically increased. In addition to implementing a multi-layered cyber security defense, dark web scanning gives your business another opportunity to proactively protect yourself from a potential threat. If you’d like to find out more about Dark Web ID, our team at CMIT Solutions of Twin Cities SE would love to chat. Give us a call or fill out the short contact form on our website and we’ll be in touch ASAP. We look forward to hearing from you!