Dark Web Assessment Services
Our Dark Web Assessment Services provide insights and expert analysis to identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risks, and safeguard your business from cyber threats.
What is Dark Web Assessment?
The dark web is a part of the internet that is not indexed by search engines and can only be accessed using specialized methods such as the Tor network.
It is often associated with illegal activity, including the sale of drugs and weapons, as well as the distribution of stolen corporate and personal data.
A dark web assessment is a process in which an organization or individual assesses the risks associated with the dark web and takes steps to protect themselves from potential threats. This may involve monitoring the dark web for the organization’s or individual’s data, implementing security measures to prevent the organization’s or individual’s data from being leaked onto the dark web, and acting if any such data is found. Among the places searched are dark web marketplaces, forums, and exchanges. The process also involves searching social media platforms, websites, and cybercriminal hot spots such as Pastebin or Shodan for open-source intelligence (OSINT) which can put your organization at risk.
Dark Web Assessment Methodology
There are several steps that can be taken as part of a dark web assessment methodology:
Identify the scope of the assessment
Determine what data or information is of most concern and focus the assessment on those areas.
Set up monitoring
Utilize specialized software and tools to keep track of the dark web and alert the organization or individual when their data is detected.
Analyze the data
Once data has been found, it is important to analyze it to determine its authenticity and the potential risks associated with it.
Identify the source
While not always possible, trying to understand how the data was leaked (if relevant) can help determine if security measures need to be implemented
Develop a response plan
Based on the results of the analysis, develop a plan for how to respond to any threats or vulnerabilities that have been identified.
Implement security measures
Enhance security posture by implementing stronger passwords, 2FA, and regularly updating software to reduce the risk of data leakage on the dark web.
Continuously monitor and update
Regularly monitor the dark web for any new threats or vulnerabilities and update the organization’s or individual’s security measures as needed.
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Dark Web Monitoring Tools
There are several tools that can be used for monitoring the dark web, including:
TOR (The Onion Router)
TOR (The Onion Router) is a free and open-source software that allows users to access the dark web and browse anonymously.
Dark web crawlers
Specialized search engines such as Ahmia, Candle, and Grams allow users to search the dark web for specific information or keywords.
Dark web search engines
Tools like Maltego and SpiderFoot can be used to scan the dark web and gather information about specific topics or individuals.
Benefits of Dark web Assessment/ Monitoring
- Breach identification and Prevention:
Dark web surveillance allows organizations to find stolen data which allows them to detect current and previous breaches and minimize financial losses.
- Protect employee and client information:
Dark web scans help businesses recover confidential information about their workers and customers found on the dark web.
- Prepare efficiently for future attacks:
By studying previous breaches organizations can learn more about their blind spots, which can help them prevent future assaults.
- Reduces data breach discovery time:
Consistent monitoring of the dark web allows businesses to find a data breach faster before it ends up in the hands of criminals.
Unlike traditional security systems, WATI’s cybersecurity platform is designed to identify the most sophisticated forms of hacking assaults, such as credential-based stuffing attacks and personal account leaks, targeted against your organization through dark web.
Our Dark Web Assessment Team
Protect your Business from Cyber Threats with our Dark Web Assessment Services
Our expert Dark Web Assessment team can help you identify vulnerabilities and safeguard your business. Contact us now for a comprehensive assessment of your digital risk profile.