Dark Web Monitoring

We go into the dark web so you don’t have to.

Digital credentials such as usernames and passwords connect you and your employees to critical business applications and online services.

Unfortunately, criminals know this and that’s why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the dark web.

Our dark web monitoring service detects compromised credentials in real-time on the dark web, notifying you immediately when your critical assets are discovered and allowing you to take action before your data is used against you.

Far too often, companies that have had their credentials compromised and sold on the dark web don’t know about it until they have suffered a costly cyber attack, but by then, it’s too late.

What is the Dark Web?

The dark web is made up of digital communities that sit underneath the internet. While there are legitimate purposes, it is estimated that over 50% of this type of site is used for criminal activities.

Sometimes referred to as the ‘underbelly of the internet,’ the dark web is a shrouded area, hidden from search engines and only accessible with a specialised web browser. It also masks IP addresses, which essentially allows fraudsters to operate undetected to commit crimes, including identity theft.

How to protect Yourself

There is no single solution that can protect against all possible attack vectors. However, you can take steps to mitigate the most common forms of attack. Statistically, these attacks are most likely to leverage passwords compromised on the dark web or leaked due to human error, often a result of phishing attacks or a lack of awareness around security best practices.

Why we’re all Vulnerable

Passwords are a 20th century solution to a 21st century problem. Unfortunately usernames and passwords, the most common digital credentials used today, are often all that stand between your employees and vital online services. This includes private networks, social media sites and e-commerce sites amongst many others.

Good security practice is to use a completely different password for every service, but the fact is that according to a survey conducted by Google nearly 65% of users replicate the same or very similar passwords for each service they use.

To make things worse, many employees use corporate email for personal use, often breaching IT Policy and compromising personal privacy and workplace security.

How does the service Work?

Our platform connects to thousands of dark web services, including Tor, I2P, Freenet, hidden chat rooms, ID theft forums, hacking sites, and C2 Servers. It searches for compromised credentials, without requiring you to connect to these high-risk services directly.

The platform is looking for breaches of your data 24/7/365 days and we can provide you with awareness of compromised credentials in real-time often before identity theft or data breaches can occur.

For a no -obligation free live scan, a demonstration of how the service works and to understand which of your company credentials may already be on the dark web, please contact us.

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“It was obvious, very quickly, that the Cognisys team knew exactly what they were doing. The speed that they uncovered some major issues justified our selection of them. I’d be more than happy to recommend them.”

Dan Mitchell

Head of IT – Clarion Solicitors

David Kenworthy

Cyber Security Expert

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