Are You Afraid of the Dark Web? You Should Be!

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Are You Afraid of the Dark Web? You Should Be!

Heard about the Dark Web? The Hackers have, it’s where they go to sell what they’ve stolen. There reason I am reaching out is to share that…

If No One Is Keeping A Constant Watch On the Dark Web for Your Network and User credentials, Your Next Breach May Be Right Around The Corner!

We recently conducted an initial Dark Web scan on behalf of our current and prospective customers because of the recent and dramatic spike in 3rd party data breaches that have exposed billions of email addresses and passwords out on the Dark Web.

Why Should You Care About This?

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 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.

Digital credentials such as user names and passwords connect you and your employees to critical business applications, as well as online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this – and that’s why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the Dark Web.

Human behavior shows that 80% of people will use the same or a derivation of the same password across systems they login into – both on and off corporate networks. 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. We want our customers to know that they can take pro-active measures to identify and eliminate these potential threats as soon as they surface.

Many commonly used business applications and websites including LinkedIn, Dropbox, Yahoo, JP Morgan, Lynda.com, Evernote and Slack have suffered massive data breaches in recent months. Our initial scan of compromised data published on the Dark Web shows that there have been hundreds of records containing employee email addresses and potential passwords matching their domains.

99% of the business owners we work with are unfamiliar with the Dark Web and are unaware that their company’s credentials are currently for sale. It’s just a matter of time. If they become a target of an Advanced Persistent Threat attack, these credentials will be used to breach their network and then they will either be in the news (Equifax, Deloitt, Sony, Target, Home Depot), or dealing with trying to contain the breach.

Most business owners are NOT aware that there is a service available to monitor the Dark Web for corporate and executive’s credentials. When disasters strikes and they will find themselves in a real mess with a network that is offline and sending the business back to the 70’s.

By then, the damage is done and it often costs thousands of dollars to restore their network back to normal. Even then it’s not uncommon for them to permanently lose irreplaceable accounting, client, and business data – not to mention the hours of downtime.

What else in your business is more valuable than the data on your network? Just imagine how devastating it would be to lose it! That’s why getting a Dark Web Assessment is so important. We’ll conduct a review of your domain to make sure your credentials are secure.

I know from working with hundreds of business owners that you may believe your provider or someone in your office is handling this and it’s under control. However, they are most likely not checking your credentials on the Dark Web, setting the email sophistication, and other security best practices. Anti-Virus and a Firewall is no longer enough. And, you probably don’t know if you have the most up-to-date security patches in place (aka Equifax).

That means you are at risk for a major data breach. And if you will allow me to assess your domain, I can alleviate concern over past breaches and then get you monitoring the Dark Web and receiving notification whenever your credentials are exposed. This will give you peace of mind knowing that 365 days a year, any time a credential is exposed, you will be notified ensuring that you don’t experience a devastating disaster in your business.

Intelli-Flex is offering a free Dark Web Assessment until October 31st. Contact 562-999-8085 or email pmcshane@iflex.com with your company URL.

If we discover a problem, we’ll also provide you with a recommended action plan and fixed-fee quote for consistent monitoring. No hidden fees, no bait and switch. If you decide to hire us (you’re under no obligation), we’ll get to work on it immediately.

And if we find out everything is safe and secure, at the very least you’ll breathe a big sigh of relief knowing the true state of your network’s health and security.

What do you have to lose? We’re making this as easy as possible to say yes – all you have to do is take 60 seconds to email or call our offices and we’ll do the rest!

Contact us today! 562-999-8085 or pmcshane@iflex.com

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