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The key to cyber threat management 

As threat actors become more sophisticated and motivated, security teams must adopt new approaches for effective cyber threat management. The threat landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, and cybersecurity professionals are buckling under the pressure - overwhelmed by a never-ending flood of low-fidelity data, false positive alerts and active attacks threatening their organization. To move from this reactive approach to a proactive cybersecurity posture, security teams need to harness automation, optimizing their productivity by leveraging accurate, relevant, and actionable threat intelligence, curated according to their unique assets and needs, to filter out the flood of meaningless security alerts. For threat intelligence to be truly proactive, it must include sophisticated deep and dark web monitoring capabilities, to capture and expose the earliest indications of risk as they surface on the cybercriminal underground.

Cybersixgill’s threat intelligence solutions delivers on all counts. With fully automated solutions that extract data from the broadest collection of sources on the clear, deep and dark web, we enhance cyber threat management efforts with comprehensive, timely and highly accurate intelligence that helps security teams stay ahead of the threat curve.

Managing threats with dark web intelligence

The dark web is essential for effective cyber threat management. It’s there, beneath layers of encryption, where individuals can communicate with peers and transact goods and services under the shroud of complete anonymity. While not all individuals operating on dark web platforms are malicious, it is this anonymity and privacy that makes the dark web an attractive place for cybercriminals, who can plan attacks and transact knowledge, tools, data and compromised credentials across the vast underground ecosystem of dark web forums, markets, and messaging sites. The footprints and evidence left by threat actors as they conduct their operations in these underground spaces is a rich source of cyber threat intelligence.

To collect dark web threat intelligence, security teams must monitor and extract data from several types of sources: illegal marketplaces, limited-access dark and deep web forums, invite-only messaging apps, code repositories and paste sites where threat actors upload large amounts of code for exploiting vulnerabilities and launching malware-based attacks. With visibility into these cybercriminal hubs, security teams can glean critical preemptive insights into a broad array of cyber threats.

  • Compromised credentials & access. Credentials that have been exposed during data breaches or other cyberattacks are often for sale on dark web marketplaces. Monitoring for compromised credentials and access can help security teams to better protect their systems from breach. Armed with an early indication that employee login credentials or remote access protocols to the organizational network have been exposed, security teams can take fast action to implement the necessary security controls and prevent cybercriminal infiltration of their IT infrastructure.

  • Vulnerability exploits. Exploitation of software vulnerabilities is rapidly becoming the attack vector of choice for cybercriminals in their attacks. Cybercriminals often discuss vulnerabilities on the dark web, including software flaws that have not yet been discovered or disclosed. Dark web monitoring can reveal the vulnerabilities most likely to be used by attackers in the near future, enabling security teams to prioritize these flaws for urgent remediation.

  • Targeted attacks. Across the various deep and dark web cybercriminal communities, threat actors freely discuss their tactics, tools, and techniques, as well as potential targets for attacks. By monitoring for mentions of specific companies and brands, security teams can expose emerging threats to their organization before they have been fully developed or launched, from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, to phishing, to targeted hacking of social media accounts.

  • Malware and ransomware. Dark web monitoring can detect new malware and ransomware strains the moment they first surface for sale in underground marketplaces – before it is weaponized and launched. By extracting malware or ransomware hashes earlier, security teams can proactively block it on their firewalls or trigger playbooks to remediate vulnerabilities within their cyber threat management solutions and controls.

Cybersixgill’s threat intelligence solutions

Cybersixgill captures, processes and alerts teams to emerging threats, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) and indicators of compromise (IOCs) the moment they surface on the clear, deep and dark web. With fully automated collection and source-infiltration capabilities, we covertly extract data from the widest range of sources, including 10x more dark web sources than our competitors. 

Using AI and machine learning algorithms, we prioritize, enrich and score intelligence data, mapping it to each customer’s unique assets, attack surface, needs and workflows. Our technology extracts intelligence 24x faster than other vendors, enabling us to swiftly publish behavior patterns of threats and the profiles of threat actors.

Our solutions include:

  • A cyber threat intelligence feed. Cybersixgill’s vast collection of cyber threat intelligence data can be consumed, via an application programming interface (API) that integrates directly into existing workflows and system architectures to address multiple use cases & functionalities. The API offering supports database queries and query-based notifications, actionable alerts tailored to your organizational assets, automated feed of malicious IOCs, detection of leaked user credentials, real-time feed of CVE-related events and developments, multi-tenant (MSSP) configurations and more. A new integration per customer request can be created within a week.

  • An investigative portal. With the most comprehensive, automated collection of sources on the deep and dark web, the Cybersixgill Investigative Portal provides security teams with unrestricted access to its full body of collected intelligence, with rich contextual insights to enhance cyber threat management. With the Investigative Portal, security analysts can understand how each item relates to the TTPs of specific threat actors while also detecting interactions between threat actors in real-time and earlier on the cyber killchain.

  • Vulnerability exploit intelligence. Cybersixgill Dynamic Vulnerability Exploit (DVE) Intelligence is an end-to-end solution that streamlines vulnerability analysis, prioritization, management and remediation. Based on chatter, exploit code and other evidence on the dark web, DVE Intelligence determines the probability that a threat will be exploited by attackers within the next 90 days. This information enables security teams to prioritize vulnerability remediation more effectively, preventing attacks and improving security posture.

How intelligence drives better cyber threat management

Cybersixgill’s threat intelligence provides critical contextual insights to dramatically optimize cyber threat management processes.

Vulnerability management

Access end-to-end vulnerability intelligence, with real-time alerts and granular insights into emerging vulnerability-related trends and TTPs, precise CPE-CVE mapping, classification according to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and rich threat context regarding the discourse and activities surrounding the vulnerability on the underground to inform on potential impact and likelihood of exploitation. This intel allows teams to identify and prioritize the vulnerabilities posing the greatest risk to their organization, and focus their efforts accordingly.

Ransomware prevention

Receive real-time alerts on new ransomware/malware strains as they first surface on the deep and dark web, along with essential context to defend against ransomware and malware-based attacks.

Threat hunting

Gain unmatched visibility into threat actors’ motives, mindsets, expertise, and techniques to dramatically accelerate the threat hunting process and proactively defend against potential attacks before they materialize. Leverage Cybersixgill’s automated monitoring capabilities to safeguard your corporate assets in the underground, identifying potential vectors for ransomware/malware infection of your network. 

Brand protection

Monitor your brand across the cybercriminal underground and on social media to gain an accurate and relevant assessment of your risk exposure, with early warnings and actionable recommendations to help safeguard organizational data, prevent brand impersonation & phishing attacks, and proactively remediate threats as they surface – protecting your brand and reputation.

Data leaks

Set up customized, automated alerts triggered according to your uniquely defined assets, to receive the earliest possible warning of compromised organizational data or leaks. 

Compromised credentials

Receive real-time alerts of compromised account credentials and network access to safeguard your systems from cybercriminal infiltration. 

Incident response

Detect potential threats and incidents at the earliest stage of the malicious supply chain, with critical context regarding the nature, source and urgency of each threat to drive automated responses to emerging risk, accelerating incident response in real-time. 

Compromised credit card detection

Identify compromised credit card information or sensitive financial data as it first surfaces on underground credit card markets, IM apps and IRC chats. Receive a comprehensive breakdown of leaked credit cards by BINs, geography, issuer, etc., to better implement a root-cause analysis of credit card leaks and remediate accordingly. 

Why Cybersixgill?

Cybersixgill is dedicated to equipping organizations with the insights they need to proactively defend against malicious cyberattacks – before they materialize. Our fully automated threat intelligence solutions help security teams uncover the earliest indications of risk and emerging threats, enabling organizations to act quickly to prevent and mitigate attacks.

Our technology automates and accelerates dark web monitoring, social media monitoring, threat hunting and vulnerability prioritization, accelerating team productivity and optimizing cyber threat management processes.

By consolidating our vast collection of threat intelligence into a single pane of glass, we help organizations stop ransomware, detect phishing attacks, mitigate account takeover, block malware and prevent other forms of cybercrime.


What is cyber threat management?

Cyber threat management is the practice of identifying, analyzing, prioritizing and remediating cyber threats facing an organization. By improving cyber threat management, security teams can detect threats earlier and put protections in place to prevent or mitigate them more successfully.

What is the dark web?

The dark web is a part of the internet where individuals can communicate and transact business in privacy and anonymity. As a result, it is also a place where cybercriminals go to exchange information, acquire tools, buy and sell data such as compromised credentials and discuss tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for carrying out attacks.

How does dark web monitoring improve cyber threat management?

The tools and techniques of cyberattacks such as malware, ransomware and vulnerability exploitation often appear on the dark web before they are weaponized in an attack. By monitoring dark web sources, security teams can gain insight into the specific attacks their organization is likely to face, allowing them to put defenses in place earlier or to uncover and mitigate attacks in progress.