3 Reasons to Be More Dark-Web Aware
In a smaller organization,
leaders’ attention is often focused on the security-threat-du-jour: malware,
ransomware, phishing, fill-in-the-blank. One danger particularly deserving of
closer consideration is the dark web. Though it’s likely a case of “out of
sight, out of mind,” the dark web’s mere existence should be of concern to
SMBs, mostly because of:
1) Lack of Knowledge. A
Switchfast poll of small-company employees revealed that 26% didn’t know about
the dark web or its role as marketplace for stolen information. Such low
awareness makes businesses more vulnerable to attack.
2) Data targeted.
Hackers count on the mishandling of sensitive records, so they may also target
your customers’ credit card information.
3) Insider threats. Any
dark-web connection made from internal systems or with company logins puts your
entire company at risk of some very bad things, which a dark-web monitoring
service may help you avoid. Give us a call to learn more.