If you find the phrase “the dark web” scary and undefined, you’re not alone. This term is often thrown around, but what does it really mean for you and your organization? Read on to find out how to proactively protect your information from this very real, very risky area of the internet with Dashlane’s new Dark Web Insights and Dark Web Monitoring features.
The dark web is an anonymous part of the internet that search engines can’t index, which means individuals can use it for good—or evil. On the legitimate side, it enables human rights activists, whistleblowers, and individuals who live in countries without freedom of expression to communicate. But on the other hand, it’s also a breeding ground for illicit activities, like hiring cybercriminals and purchasing stolen logins, bank account information, and ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS).
Unfortunately, having your organization’s information on the dark web can have serious consequences. In 2021, hackers disrupted the Colonial Pipeline by infiltrating the company’s system through a virtual private network (VPN) using a stolen password. Investigators don’t know how the bad actors obtained the user credentials. However, security researchers found those same credentials in a batch of logins that were leaked on the dark web.
Fortunately, there are ways to shine a light on the dark web, with dark web monitoring tools for both organizations and employees. For instance, Dashlane now offers IT admins Dark Web Insights and employees Dark Web Monitoring to allow them to view and remediate threats.
Dark Web Insights is a Dashlane dashboard that gives IT admins access to real-time insights and alerts about security breaches and other vulnerabilities facing employees in their organization. This tool also provides simple actions they can take to remediate such threats. IT admins are empowered to easily detect, assess, and remediate security risks, all in one place.
Employees don’t have to be security experts to remediate threats with Dashlane’s Dark Web Monitoring. This built-in tool does all the work, scanning 20 billion records on the dark web for any leaked data and alerting employees when their information is involved in data leaks. Employees will never wonder what to do if their information is compromised because they’ll also receive recommended actions to take to remediate threats.
Detecting your organization’s data on the dark web and reacting effectively can be a challenge, so shine a light on the dark web with Dark Web Insights and Dark Web Monitoring.
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