Understanding Dark Web Monitoring


Dark web monitoring is a tool that businesses utilize to search and track their organization’s information on the dark web. These tools are like a search engine (Google) for the dark web.  They use a combination of human analysts and specialized software that analyzes data harvested in the places on the dark web where information is trafficked. 

But this not all dark web monitoring tools are good for. Businesses can also utilize these tools to gain intelligence and insight into other problems within their organization. 

These tools can quickly notify an organization if there are any credential compromises, which is a potential early indicator of a malicious insider. It is important to thoroughly understand dark web monitoring to see how it can be a powerful safeguard against cybersecurity dangers.  A dark web monitoring solution can keep an eye on credentials in a variety of configurations that can typically be customized to fit your organization’s needs.  

Common types of credentials that can be monitored include:  

  • Employee credentials  
  • Privileged user credentials  
  • Personal credentials  
  • Domains   
  • IP addresses  
  • Sensitive personal email addresses of executives   
  • Privileged users’ email addresses  

Bad actors value credentials because it gives them an easy way to conduct operations against businesses. Credentials are worth their weight in gold and the more privileged a credential is, the more it is worth.  

Consider adding dark web monitoring to your existing security solutions stack. 2W Tech is a technology service provider with IT Consultants on staff that specialize in security solutions. We trust Dark Web ID to protect our clients. Dark Web ID has been an industry leader for years because they never stop innovating to keep businesses out of credential compromise trouble.  Give us a call today to learn more. 

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