Why Should Your Business Worry About The Dark Web?
The dark web is the hidden collective of internet sites only accessible by a specialized web browser. It is used for keeping internet activity anonymous and private, which can be helpful in both legal and illegal applications.
If your personal information is spotted on the dark web, it could mean someone took the information without your permission. Criminals steal information in various ways, like hacking, malware, phishing scams, SIM swaps, and even digging through the trash to look for documents containing personal data.
What You Should Know
Even without any direct interaction, companies need to be mindful about their exposure to the dark web. Posts on dark web forums frequently reference plots to conduct ransomware or denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, while hacker marketplaces provide a platform for cybercriminals to sell leaked client data.
Proactive Steps for Businesses
Regular threat monitoring is important to review content that is being published on the dark web that might make them vulnerable to cyberattacks or data breaches. Consistent assessments being done in your workplace is a necessity in order to ensure that your information is safe.
There were more than 4.1 billion records breaches just in the first half of 2019, a 54% increase over the first half of 2018, according to Norton. Some of the most notable have been Capital One, DoorDash, and the American Medical Collection Agency—all of which exposed sensitive information to hackers.
Protecting Your Employees
It’s important to educate your employees of the current cyberattacks that have been happening, seeing they have been at an all-time-high. In June 2021 alone, it was reported that 9.8 million records have been breached. Most of these can be found from phishing attacks as well as lack of updated passwords.
Here are some key solutions to implement:
Always use sophisticated passwords
Change passwords regularly
Have different passwords for each account
Install firewall, anti-spyware and antivirus software
Have strong company guidelines on internet use
Consider installing a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Use two-factor identification
Make sure the websites you use are secure
How LISS Technologies Can Help
There are many steps you can take as a business to avoid future attacks and secure your network. Your security and compliance must align with your businesses objectives and the right IT partnership is the key. Here at LISS Technologies, we offer proven and comprehensive solutions such as:
Dark Web Monitoring
Continuous Compliance Management
File Integrity Monitoring
Email Phishing Simulations
Cybersecurity Risk Management
Remote Monitoring and Alerts
Policy Creation or Revision
Cybersecurity is a must to protect your business. And who better to keep your information secure than IT experts who understand your critical data and technology infrastructure? Contact us today to see how we can help protect your business.
At LISS Technologies, we develop advanced IT solutions that allow your organization to adapt to change, manage growth, and reach your business goals.