Avoid Hacking Attacks with Verus Corp’s Dark Web Scan

 In Blog, Managed IT Service Providers, Managed IT Services, Managed Network Services, Managed Service Provider, Managed Services

Your usernames and passwords are your company’s key to accessing vital company data and applications. It’s also a malicious hacker’s key to stealing critical information. Hackers know this, and that’s why the sale of login credentials has such a large market on the Dark Web.

Understanding and mitigating your risk will help keep you safe. That’s why Verus Corp goes into the Dark Web to keep you out of it.

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.

Unfortunately, the news gets worse from there:

  • 81% of hacking-related breaches leverage either stolen and/or weak passwords.
  • 60% of SMBs (small-medium businesses) will go out of business within 6 months of a cyber incident.
  • 43% of cyber attacks are on SMBs.

Are You At Risk?

Every time that your employee types their work credentials into a website, they are creating an opportunity for a hacker to steal their information. With our Dark Web Monitoring, we can detect if your company is at risk due to exposed credentials on those websites.

By utilizing Dark Web ID™, a combination of human and sophisticated Dark Web intelligence with search capabilities, you are able to identify, analyze and proactively monitor for your organization’s compromised or stolen employee and customer data.

Your First Line of Defense

To maintain the security of your credentials in the long-run, you must establish a protocol to prevent unsafe behaviors from potentially damaging your business.

Because employees are the core of any business, they will be the main target for cyber criminals. Making sure your people stay up-to-date with cyber security knowledge, and teaching them to recognize threats, is imperative to the security of your business. The threat landscape is constantly evolving, and so should your approach to defense.

You may have the most up-to-date and strongest security systems in place, but this will be a wasted investment if you don’t also train and test your staff. Threats are ever-evolving and become more sophisticated and harder to detect. Regular training on the latest criminal tactics will help mitigate risk.

Security awareness training and phishing simulations go hand in hand. Phishing has become very sophisticated and almost undetectable, as criminals have found ways to make their emails as realistic as possible. Phishing simulations test employees on how they would respond to a real-life phishing attack. We can send these mock attacks at staggered times, avoiding the “prairie dog effect” where employees warn one another of the email, for the best measurement of all employees’ awareness. We’ll track which employees have clicked on a phishing email, who has given away their password and who has ignored the email.

Working with Verus Corp is your key to a comprehensive and complete security suite. From training to support after implementation, we offer a range of products, services, and tests that maintain your confidentiality and the integrity of your data.


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