October 15, 2017by Cybersixgill

Understanding the Dark Web: Potential Threats and What To Do About It

Ever wonder what the Dark Web really is? How it got started? How it became the dangerous place it is? More importantly, what kind of threats are lurking out there, why you need to know about them and what you can do about them?

Understanding the Dark Web

There is an inherent fear of the Dark Web, and with good reason. There are a lot of bad things going on: sale of drugs, weapons, stolen credit cards and identity theft and even worse.

But not all of the Dark Web is bad, and clearly not everyone on it has criminal intent. The TOR browser that allows for surfing the Dark Web was originally set up as a means to provide privacy, provide protection from surveillance and as a venue for dissidents in oppressive countries to remain anonymous. Today, much of it has been hijacked by cybercriminals.

It is important to understand what the Dark Web is and how it works, what kind of threats exist and how you can protect your organization from them. And perhaps the most important thing is to understand that you are vulnerable, both as an individual and as an organization.

Monitoring the Dark Web and gaining an intelligence picture is rapidly becoming a critical part of the cybersecurity arsenal. However, doing it on your own, manually and without sufficient expertise may not be the wisest course of action.

Sixgill - The Most Advanced Cyber Threat Intelligence Vendor

Cyber intelligence vendors, such as Cybersixgill, can provide this expertise and eliminate the need for organizations to dive into the Dark Web on their own. The approach is to monitor the Dark Web, detect threats and provide customers with a threat intelligence picture that can help prevent attacks before they happen, mitigate the damage and help investigators connect the dots of the threat landscape.

Sixgill has released a White Paper that takes a deep dive into the Dark Web, provides an up to date picture of recent Dark Web events and activity and describes the Company’s Dark Web threat intelligence solution.

You can download the White Paper by clicking here.

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