Data security and client confidentiality is everything for businesses. But do you know for certain that you are properly defending yourself from ransomware, hackers, and attackers? Vulnerabilities like out-dated software, improper firewalls, and unacceptable password storage are just a few well-known security holes. However, email hacks, spoofs, and phishing attacks often slip by and sell client data on the dark web without employees noticing. What would happen if your business was compromised? Would your clients still trust you with their sensitive data?
What is the Dark Web?
There are basically three parts to the world wide web or internet: surface web, deep web, and dark web.
Everything that is publicly available and accessible when you search through your web browsers, such as Google or Bing, is the surface web. The deep web is comprised of all of the content on the internet that is not indexed by standard web browsers, such as email hosts or online banking websites. Some of these deep web pages are accessible with a specific URL, but require login credentials.
However, the dark web is an entirely different beast. At 400-550 times the size of the surface web, the dark web makes up the majority of the internet but is only accessible with specialized software. It’s known for its anonymity, which makes it the favorite spots for hackers, drug dealers, thieves, and hitmen to carry out illegal activities and communications — Think of it as an online version of the black market. With countless tools, hackers seek out vulnerabilities in businesses and sell their stolen sensitive data on the dark web for a profit. Credit card numbers, emails, social security numbers, bank records, health records, and login credentials are just a few kinds of data passed around.
Dark Web Scanning – Identify Compromised Credentials That Can Be Used To Exploit Employees And Clients
Most cybercriminals purchase information off of the dark web to use towards phishing attacks. They exploit your weakest link; your employees and clients. To help prevent attacks from escalating in the first place, we offer weekly reoccurring dark web scans that sift through the dark web and search for your compromised data. All we need is your business’ email domain name to run these scans and provide real-time reports of where your data vulnerabilities are.
The Dark Web Scans include:
An overall risk measurement of data on the dark web
A list of where the data breaches occurred (LinkedIn, online spambots, business listings, etc.)
Cybersecurity Risk Assessments to Keep You Safe
Here at Encompass IT Solutions, we have been witnessing more and more cybersecurity threats affecting Connecticut and Massachusetts business owners. Due to the rising number of email hijackings, phishing attacks, and ransomware encryptions, our top cybersecurity specialists have put together an in-depth, hour-long Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, where we groom through your computers, servers, and networks to detect any security vulnerabilities. Afterward, our Cybersecurity Specialists compile the findings into an easy-to-read report, with a roadmap of the next steps to achieve the highest level of security possible.
For law firms, we focus on CATIC and PII requirements to ensure that you’re up to standards. For medical firms, HIPAA and PCI Compliance requirements are taken into consideration.
If you’re concerned about cybersecurity vulnerabilities, contact us to schedule a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment or receive a FREE Complimentary Dark Web Scan for your business.
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