Digital credentials, such as usernames and passwords, connect you and your employees to critical business applications, as well as online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this — and that’s why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the Dark Web.
A DARK AND DANGEROUS PLACE
The Dark Web is made up of digital communities that sit on top of the Internet, and while there are legitimate purposes to the Dark Web, it is estimated that over 50% of all sites on the Dark Web are used for criminal activities, including the disclosure and sale of digital credentials. Far too often, companies that have had their credentials compromised and sold on the Dark Web don’t know it until they have been informed by law enforcement — but by then, it’s too late.
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?
When your employees use their work email on third party websites, like the types listed below, it makes your business vulnerable to a breach. With our Dark Web Monitoring, we can detect if your company is at risk due to exposed credentials on those websites.
- HR & Payroll
- Email Services
- Travel Sites
- Social Media
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS?
By utilizing tools to monitor the Dark Web, a combination of human and sophisticated Dark Web intelligence with search capabilities, you are able to identify, analyse and proactively monitor for your organization’s compromised or stolen employee and customer data.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
- Compromised credentials are used to conduct further criminal activity.
- Employees often use the same password for multiple services, such as network login, social media, and SaaS business applications, exponentially increasing the potential damage from a single compromised credential.
- Limited visibility when credentials are stolen; over 75% of compromised credentials are reported to the victim’s organization by a third party, such as law enforcement.
Far too often, companies that have had their credentials compromised and sold on the Dark Web don’t know it until they have been informed by law enforcement — but by then, it’s too late. According to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), small and medium-sized businesses may have more to lose than larger organizations, because cybersecurity events can be costly and threaten their survival.
Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be too overwhelming, expensive or complicated. The first step to protecting your business is understanding your risk.
To help keep your critical business assets safe from the compromises that lead to breach and theft, we are offering a complimentary, one-time Dark Web scan.
Contact us today, to find out how we can help!
Are you attending the Accounting Business Expo in Sydney?
If you’re unsure of your current data security position, or just simply want to have a chat, come and visit Macnair’s stand F04 at the Accounting Business Expo on the 20th and 21st March 2019. We’ll be located just inside the entry on the right.
Not coming to the show, simply call me on 02 8814 5011 or shoot through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be more than happy to answer your questions.
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