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Dark Web 101: What every cybersecurity professional should know

Dark Web 101: What every cybersecurity professional should know

Dark Web 101: What every cybersecurity professional should know

Turn on the nightly news or your favorite TV drama and you’re bound to hear mentions of a vast criminal underworld hidden in plain sight. All you need is a computer or mobile device to get there.

This is the dark web. It’s home to hackers, scammers, malware developers and a whole host of other threat actors – some of which are even state-sponsored groups looking to weaponize intelligence. Learn what every cybersecurity professional needs to know about this vast underground network.

As an information security professional tasked with protecting your organization’s most sensitive and critical information, the most powerful way you can leverage the dark web is through dark web monitoring. This is a formal process of seeking out and monitoring the dark web for signs or signals that critical information to your enterprise is being sought out or sold on the dark web.

With IntSights tailored intelligence, we can continuously monitor and analyze your organization’s domains, IP addresses, DLP indicators, mobile applications, social media pages, secret projects, technologies in use, BINs, VIP names and emails to identify and validate threats to your organization. We closely monitor hundreds of threat actors and actively investigate the latest campaigns, malware and tactics, and make all this data available through a comprehensive library of known threat indicators, actors and observed TTPs.

IntSights, Ackcent strategic partner for Cyber Threat Intelligence, has spent years living on the Dark Web working for government intelligence agencies and some of the world’s largest financial institutions to stay one step ahead of the enemy. Today, IntSights use this hands-on expertise to help clients around the world, monitor hacker behavior and detect early warning signs of malicious activity.

The Dark Web 101 whitepaper aim is to help break apart fact from fiction and provide you with the basics you, as a security professional, will need to begin safely leveraging this growing intelligence resource to better protect your organization.

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