Dark web monitoring

Digital Attack Surface Analysis

MyCyberIQ’s Dark web monitoring service is an effective and cost-efficient way to monitor your presence on the dark web and prevent hacking. By monitoring your exposure to the dark web and by exposing any dark web security vulnerabilities via a regular reporting mechanism, we can confidently help you stay aware of the latest cyber threats to your organization.

According to techjury.net, “the Dark Web will be 6% of the Internet market share in 2022.

Since the dark web has grown in popularity over the last several years, it is no longer a platform only criminals use. Instead, businesses also use these portals to explore and watch new competitors. With the rise in the importance of dark web monitoring services, it can be a valuable service tool for organizations.

Protection from Cyberthreats

We protect our clients from potential threats to retain and grow their customer base. This means keeping up-to-date with the latest malware threats, vulnerabilities and exploits by monitoring the dark web regularly to catch any signs of malicious activity before it happens.


Our Dark web monitoring provides fast results that lead to better decisions. This is especially true for organizations who have limited resources and need immediate visibility into emerging threats. Our services allows you to identify threats before they spread or become widespread enough to impact your clients or business operations. Stay Aware. Stay Smart. Stay Secure.

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Contribution to Compliance Regulations

Security Controls
Security Controls
Several security guidelines, including GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, SOC2, CMMC, etc., establish security controls to protect company-sensitive data. These lay out the strategies corporations can use to train staff members on how to safeguard their assets. They also address the procedure for assessing the policy’s efficacy and making any necessary adjustments, as well as the application and observance of security precautions. Physical security laws safeguard a company’s tangible assets, such as its facilities and technological infrastructure, which comprises servers and other IT equipment. Regulations governing data security shield confidential material from expensive occurrences like data theft and data breaches.
One of the most robust compliance regulations, the General Data Privacy Law, is a European Union standard for security procedures around data privacy. It addresses the security of the company’s data, including the data of its clients and employees. According to GDPR guidelines, even a person’s name, email address, or photo can be considered personal data, and any personal data breach is unacceptable. The legal processing of data must have been disclosed to the research subject when the data was collected. Simply obtain and analyze the bare minimum of data necessary to accomplish the stated objectives. In all circumstances, personal data must be true and up to date. Only store personally identifiable data as long as it’s necessary to achieve the intended goal. Processing must be done to guarantee the requisite security, privacy, and consistency. The responsibility for ensuring compliance with each of these GDPR principles lies with the data controller.
Similarly, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standards for protecting sensitive patient data. The increased usage and electronic exchange of medical data have increased the requirement for data security. Healthcare businesses must now fulfill these rising demands for information while abiding by HIPAA rules and safeguarding PHI to provide patients with high-quality care. Organizations that deal with individually protected health information (PHI) should implement and follow security protocols to be HIPAA Compliant. These types of companies should strongly monitor the Dark Web to ensure their employee’s and patients’ data security. Proper monitoring of employees and patient records can prevent a potential data breach or impersonation that could lead to insurance, MEDICAID, or MEDICARE fraud.
One of the most sensitive types of information for any company is the payment details of its employees and customers. A slight breach can cause a lot of damage to the company. For this purpose, PCI Compliance would be a continuing set of security controls that aims to minimize security risks, and credit and debit card data breaches. For this, dark web monitoring helps by actively looking for sensitive payment information such as credit and debit card numbers in the dark web. Additionally, financial institutions often use these services to monitor their customer’s usernames and email addresses and alert them when a compromise happens, thus, helping them prevent unauthorized access to online banking and finance systems.
All enterprises, especially those that outsource critical business operations to third-party contractors should be concerned about information security. This is understandable given that improper data handling, particularly by app and information security providers, can expose businesses to threats, including malware installation, extortion, and data theft. SOC 2 is a compliance regulation usually adopted by service providers to demonstrate safe data handling practices.
Another popular privacy and security regulation named CMMC is a framework for cybersecurity required for US defense contractors. It combines many benchmarks and specifications to assess the cybersecurity readiness of the defense supply chain. Similarly, Dark Web monitoring may assists here by integrating into security platforms for faster incident response, and as part of monitoring workflows for investigation and reaction that can be utilized to quickly reduce threats. The gathered data may be transferred to other platforms such as SIEM and XDR systems to provide more precise insights from the complete security stack. Compromised credentials may lead to security incidents that could jeopardize the ability to get new federal contracts and the requieredd CMMC certification. Additionally, CMMC regulators and DoD contract stakeholders could assess the security posture of contractors by researching how much of their information has been exposed on the Dark Web.
Dark web monitoring aids businesses in upholding security and privacy standards. By adhering to regulations, companies can lower risks such as data loss and security breaches and avoid disciplinary measures that might lead to license revocation, reputational damage, lost clients, and significant fines and losses.
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The Estimated Global Cost of Cybercrime is $6T
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Dark Web Monitoring

Stay Aware. Stay Smart. Stay Secure.

Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking

Penetration testing and Ethical hacking exercises simulate an attacker’s technique to break into vulnerable applications.


According to the 2022 DBIR Verizon report, roughly 80% of attacks on web applications leverage stolen credentials. And 81% of data breaches leverage stolen or weak passwords. Dark web monitoring can mitigate this by alerting when credentials are found on the Dark Web and taking preventive measures.


With the recent change in attack vectors and techniques cybersecurity specialists must change their testing techniques to reflect the latest strategies used by cybercriminals.


Using dark Web Scans for Penetration tests

Dark web monitoring is a powerful tool for testing the security of online systems and internal networks. With this service cybersecurity specialists performing penetration tests and ethical hacking exercises can scan the dark web to look for compromised credentials, disclosed vulnerabilities or confidential data that could compromise customer systems.


Additionally, this service may also be used to extract information about the most vulnerable users and include these risks in the final report.


How attackers leverage stolen credentials to access applications

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 47 percent of all SMBs were hit by a successful cyberattack, and of that number, 60 percent went out of business. Most hacking-related breaches leverage stolen or weak passwords that are often exposed in the DarkWeb and then used by cyber criminals to access employee accounts in enterprise applications. This strategy is especially effective considering that roughly 72 percent of people reuse one or two passwords everywhere.


When an online service is compromised and user credentials are stolen, they usually end up being traded on the Dark Web. These credentials are then purchased and used by malicious actors to gain access to enterprise systems and other services that share the same or similar email/user and password.


Online Data Protection

According to Hacked.com, small businesses are in a new era of cyberattacks. Recent reports show a 434 percent uptick in hacks on unexpecting establishments, with 42 percent of them closing their doors after the dreaded data breach. The news headlines are riddled with tales of the latest cyber-attacks on big business. Whether the Target hack that left millions of faithful customers open to credit card fraud or the ransom attack on Colonial Pipeline that brought this major gas pipeline to a standstill, digital thieves declared an all-out war on data security. Still, with the next generation of cybersecurity tools and specialists on the hunt, businesses are adopting new techniques to protect their data.

While the big boys weather the storm, many smaller enterprises and municipalities fall prey to ransom demands climbing in the millions. Industry leaders are turning to MyCyberIQ for cybersecurity expertise. This “Dark Web Monitoring” platform keeps an eye on the bad guys operating in shady places like black market sites, P2P networks, hidden chat rooms, botnets, and private websites.”


The Impact of the Dark Web on Cybersecurity

81 percent of hacking-related breaches leverage stolen or weak passwords that are often exposed in the DarkWeb and then used by cyber criminals to access employee accounts in enterprise applications. This strategy is especially effective considering that roughly 72 percent of people reuse one or two passwords everywhere. MyCyberIQ aims to protect businesses from the dangers of the DarkWeb by scanning the darkest places of the internet 24×7, alerting and taking action when potentially dangerous information is found so that preventive actions are taken. MyCyberIQ watches for relevant information, credentials, vulnerabilities and indicators of ongoing or future attacks to keep organizations one step ahead. More than 20 Billion records have been collected historically and millions are added daily.


White hat experts are essential in this new cybersecurity era. Millions of confidential database records are exposed and traded daily, and to the right hacker, it is a treasure trove of information. A nimble and proficient defense system can not only monitor the systems for vulnerabilities and alert users, but it stops malicious actors before they can do any damage.


Dark web monitoring contributes to organizations’ compliance security controls by mitigating multiple attack vectors. The following list summarizes a few examples.


  • Roughly 80% of attacks on web applications leverage stolen credentials. Dark web monitoring can mitigate this by alerting when credentials are found on the Dark Web and taking preventive measures.
  • 81% of hacking-related breaches leverage stolen or weak passwords. Similarly, a dark web monitoring service helps protect
    employees’ credentials that may be exposed.
  • Online banking details and payment information details are best sellers on the dark web with an average cost of 17.36 USD per stolen credit card information. Dark web monitoring is essential to prevent fraud in this industry.


The Cost of Dark Web Monitoring For Business

According to a Deloitte study, the average company spends up to 14 percent of the annual IT budget staving off cybersecurity threats. Still, even with that investment, some businesses have fallen prey to hackers to the tune of millions in loss and revenue and irreparable damage to their brand name. MyCyberIQ has a better way forward by securing ecosystems with their proprietary cyber security system that thwarts the criminal plans to use weak or lessened passwords or confidential data often found on the DarkWeb.


DarkWeb monitoring for businesses are usually expensive with an average annual cost of 30 to 50 thousand dollars. Thus making this essential solution not affordable for many organizations with limited cybersecurity budget. MyCyberIQ enables real-time monitoring for five different elements: emails, domains, IPs, user names and phone numbers. Get started today and protect your business.


How to Protect your data from the Dark Web
The best solution is to monitor the Dark Web and protect your company and clients by proactively identifying compromised or stolen data before malicious actors can use it. By fighting fire with fire you can keep an eye on the bad guys operating in shady places like black market sites, P2P networks, hidden chat rooms, botnets and private websites. Once clients or employee credentials are found, act quickly to mitigate the threat.


Mitigating a Threat
Once the data has been compromised, the best immediate step is to reset user credentials and review activity logs to ensure the attacker has not gained access already.


The next steps include data removal from the Dark Web. Even though the data might be already out there, it is possible to use legal resources to attempt a data takedown. MyCyberIQ mitigations provide step by step instructions to help mitigate data breaches.

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