To take cybersecurity planning seriously, you need to have intel on your side that shows you exactly where threats are most likely to affect your organization. Unfortunately, gathering and analyzing that intel isn’t exactly one of the strong points of many managed security service providers (MSSPs).
Cybersecurity planning involves gathering information about Indicators of Compromise (IoC), event data, and data sets. But after gathering all that into an extensive report, the findings don’t always offer enough granular detail to aid in cybersecurity planning. Even when the information gathered does paint a clearer picture of what’s needed, the teams put in place at your company to look at it might not have the ability to make the right decisions to improve cybersecurity.
The hackers who are doing everything they can to dive into your data have something in their corner that’s weaponizing their efforts – the Deep and Dark Web.
What Is the Deep and Dark Web?
The Deep and Dark Web is actually a combination of two known threats. The Dark Web is the encrypted network between Tor servers and clients. The Deep Web is the content of all the databases and web services that can’t be indexed by the search engines most people use.
Another way of addressing this topic is to call it what many tech industry people refer to it as – Tor Hidden Service Protocol. All information that is routed through this network stays within it, unlike normal web use where it’s more like layer upon layer of networks feeding information.
Bypassing Anti-Fraud Measures
Cybercriminals are using the Deep and Dark Web to find new ways to get past anti-fraud controls and catch you where you’re most vulnerable.
One of the more costly crimes today is called business email compromise, or BEC. This is a tactic where employees are tricked into transferring funds into the criminal’s account. These attacks don’t contain malware, which is how they are able to get by the anti-fraud protocols. The employee sees it as an honest request and goes along with it. Learn more here about how you can test your staff for this problem and safeguard your business.
Not all cyberattacks are on major corporations – there are many that target small- to medium-sized businesses. A culture of security awareness is crucial for any organization. Companies that place a high priority on this are the most successful at avoiding cyberattacks. Look for ways to gain more visibility into threats and vulnerabilities. Bring in all the intelligence you can access for your cybersecurity teams and other business functions.
At Copper State Communications, we understand that threats are becoming more advanced and more serious. That is why we’ve taken steps to ensure our clients are equipped with the best strategies for battling cybercriminals. Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you.