Why Solid Network Security Includes Monitoring the Dark Web

Why Solid Network Security Includes Monitoring the Dark Web

Cybersecurity threats become more sophisticated every year.

In fact, cyber crime damage costs to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021.

The rise in cyber crime is making it difficult for companies to keep their networks safe. Businesses are no longer responsible for merely defending the perimeter and securing on-site servers and workstations.

The only solution is to create complex infrastructures to protect against cyber threats. And, that’s why we provide network security solutions to secure your cloud, employee devices and IoT endpoints to protect your business against the dark web.

The average organization spends more than $11 million annually on protecting themselves from cyber threats.

Before you spend your cold, hard cash on dark web monitoring services, you need to know a little bit more about the dark web.

The Dark Web Goes Corporate

The dark web has gone corporate.

In 2017, there were 3.8 billion internet users, up from 2 billion in 2015. And, some predict there will be 6 billion internet users by 2022 — and more than 7.5 billion internet users by 2030.

The dark web is a marketplace that turns programmers into hackers. And, these hackers are now turning their attention to these growing internet users, your employees.

To combat these attacks, you’ve got two choices: 1) lock down data access 2) monitor what employees are doing on the internet with dark web monitoring services.

Information security has become one of the most important parts on the perimeter of the network to secure. And, with the biggest threat to data security coming from right inside your business, dark web monitoring services are critical for protecting your business.

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Be Afraid, Or Learn How To Monitor the Dark Web

Some users provide a significant amount of information about how these attacks work, which gives us the opportunity to harden the network against the vulnerabilities used.

Here are some benefits to monitoring the dark web for your business: 

  • Know about a potential breach before it happens.
  • Safeguard executives personal email accounts. 
  • Identity management will protect employee credientials in case of bad password hygiene. 

If we suspect that a company is breached, we can look at the data to see if your credientials have been leaked to the market shortly after the alleged activity. Personally identifying information can be quite profitable, with credit card information alone going for up to $110 per record.

Sometimes companies face internal threats to their security, such as an employee who is looking for a way to hurt the organization. With dark web monitoring, you’ll know about the employee, and the extent of the damage, immediately with system alerts. 

By adopting dark web monitoring, businesses expand their sources of intelligence and improve their agility in risk mitigation strategies.

Why Businesses Need to Protect Themselves from the Dark Web

Details on security loopholes and vulnerabilities are abundant on the dark web.

Even if you didn’t get hit with the zero-day exploits, you’re still at risk by not fixing the problems after hackers publish the information on the dark web.

Manually addressing these cyber attacks puts a lot of strain on IT security resources that could be used elsewhere. That’s why working IT consultants to help monitor the dark web is easiest the solution. 

The long-standing battle between cybercriminals and companies working with valuable data will continue to be a hard-fought one, with organizations paying approximately $3.6 million in costs per breach.

By monitoring the dark web, businesses can better equip themselves to stop common cyber attacks and understand the threats that may occur in the future.

Garrett Chipman

Garett is an IT executive and entrepreneur with more than 20+ years in providing and designing business technology solutions. Coming from the technical and CTO/management side of such companies as GRB Entertainment and AMG(Artist Management Group) he has implemented some of the industry’s most effective solutions to help produce efficient results. He engaged with 100’s of vendors and thought during his CTO time and thought – Why not pass this methodology down the small and medium sized businesses? Why not provide enterprise solutions, for the SMB market at a fraction of the budget of hiring full time staff? His entrepreneur side kicked in at that point. This is why he started TVG Consulting. Anybody can put equipment in, but it’s the way one uses technology it making sure it a productive solution and does it make sense. Garett manages overall company decisions and operations for TVG and acts as TVG’s chief client design architect. Garett is acts as their clients strategic Virtual CIO which they include in their services. Garett and his wife Clare live in Southern California with their 2 kids and are very active in their local non-profits and community driven causes.

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