Advanced Dark Web Monitoring Solutions
AOW provides dark web monitoring (DWM) solutions for Charlotte businesses. Our superior capabilities allow us to monitor systems and information, and mitigate any threats that try to attack. Running an organization is time-consuming enough without having to worry about what someone out there might be doing with your data. Partner with a strategic team to monitor illicit use of company information.
Corporate and personal information can be stolen and maliciously used at a moment’s notice. It is extremely important to constantly monitor every corner of the internet. From cyber-criminal forums and underground chat rooms, to peer-to-peer sharing sites and more, vigilance is key in detection and protection. When an issue does happen to arise, alerts are sent immediately. When any suspicious activity is detected, we spring into action to protect the compromised information.
What is Dark Web Monitoring?
The ‘dark web’ is a term for a network of hidden websites that require a special browser (called a Tor or Onion browser) to access. As such, they cannot be found using Google or any other popular search engine. Accidentally stumbling upon them isn’t even an option. A user has to know exactly where to look and go out of their way just to find them. They are ideal for anonymous browsing because the tools used to access DW sites make it difficult to track the locations of users and servers.
While there are beneficial uses for the dark web, it has unsurprisingly become a hotbed for illicit online activities due to its anonymous nature. According to various studies, a large number of these sites contain information that could be used to harm individuals or organizations. One such nefarious use is the selling, trading, and sharing of private information. This can include anything from passwords and email addresses to credit cards and Social Security numbers. Of course, the people selling this information don’t own it. They stole it via hacking, malware, and other means from businesses and individuals. Usually, a person can’t even tell if their information has been stolen or compromised.
AOW’s online monitoring team scours the deepest corners of the internet for unauthorized appearances of sensitive information such as SSN, bank account numbers, phone numbers, credit card numbers, identification numbers and much more. When suspicious activity is detected, we take immediate steps to remediate. Our DWM solutions will keep information safe and protected.
There are numerous benefits of making sure your information isn’t being passed around illegally online. Extensive logging and reporting capabilities allow us to track and triage incidents, as well as create effective policies and procedures to minimize risk in the future. Not only do these solutions help an organization stay ahead of the curve, but they can also help forecast hacker trends. Just a few of the locations monitored are:
- Peer-to-peer platforms.
- Bulletin boards and forums.
- Websites and blogs
- Chat rooms and social media.
- Software and data repositories.
It’s simply not enough to be ready, you need to stay ahead of the game. Implementing a strategic DWM plan helps produce a significantly stronger security footprint, resulting in increased asset protection, lower number and impact of incidents, and reduced risk. Online attacks may be inevitable, but they don’t have to be destructive. Proactive monitoring of stolen and compromised information alerts us when a threat is detected, so we can respond immediately.