What is the Dark Web? Why should I be concerned if data associated with our company is there?
The Dark Web is a marketplace for hackers to sell stolen digital information. Pricing and demand are based on the value of this information with emails, passwords, & private identity information being the gateway to access highly valued data for identity theft, data ransom schemes, and bank fraud. While data breaches are fairly common for businesses of all size, they are especially dangerous for small to midsize businesses. Threat Actors typically feel these companies are more attractive targets due to a higher probability of being able to identify a vulnerability in their system to attack – making them ripe for the picking. By actively following best cyber security practices, companies can mitigate major breaches that generally lead to a loss of customer data, employee data, or sensitive information like social security numbers, credit card info, or health information.