If you’ve never heard of the dark web, you’re not alone. If you’ve heard of the dark web but aren’t really sure what it is, you’re still not alone. Chances are that you’ve never found yourself on a dark web site or forum, and likely never will. The dark web is a place most Internet users don’t find because Internet searches don’t include results from the dark web.
The dark web isn’t accessible for most Internet users, hidden behind numerous layers of protection to prevent accidental discovery. These protections serve to prevent just anyone from finding dark web sites and forums and keep the data available accessible only to those who know what they are looking for and how to use it.
Like any online marketplace, the dark web sells information for profit to those looking to find personal information of individuals to use or resell for profit – the very definition of identity theft. Unfortunately, this information isn’t limited to individuals and is likely to include financial records – and more – for businesses, too. Cloaked behind layers of added security, the dark web is that much harder for average Internet users to find and shut down.
It is. With the modern technology available, cybercriminals have a sophisticated tool kit at their disposal to gain unauthorized access to networks and information to sell on the dark web. The dark web is also a marketplace that sells software to cybercriminals designed to hack into networks undetected to access information.
Your best approach is two combined steps:
Your greatest asset for your business is also your weakest link: your staff. Anyone who has access to your network or your data is a risk to your data security. You can minimize this risk with a few key steps:
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