Cybercrime is rapidly on the rise in the United States and SMBs need to know if their information is on the Dark Web.
Cybercrime is on the rise
Unfortunately, it's become commonplace to read reports in mainstream media about customers' data being ransomed by cybercriminals. More and more reports are detailing just how successful cybercriminals are at infiltrating networks and extracting sensitive data, which inevitably results in fraud, corporate intrusion, and all sorts of cyber abuse. Dominion Voice and Data has taken a proactive stance to not only address this rampant source of criminal activity but to place an end to its effect on SMBs.
What is the Dark Web?
While the Dark Web isn't a household term, it's poised to become one. The Dark Web is not easily searchable and you can also guess that it is not indexed by search engines. It attracts those that wish to act in secrecy, which usually includes those that are related to criminality. It is the best place to hire hackers to attack specific businesses and is often where an organizations' email addresses and passwords are put up for sale.
Most business owners who have heard of the Dark Web might think "out of sight, out of mind" and ask "how could the Dark Web involve their employees"? But aside from refraining from usage, business owners might not comprehend exactly just how devastating the Dark Web can affect their business.
According to Chad Tester, COO of Dominion Voice and Data, “Unfortunately, most businesses are grossly underinformed about the Dark Web and the way it can affect a business. Business owners need to know that company logins, passwords, identities, hackers for hire and bank accounts are all for sale on the Dark Web and that this part of the Internet is not regulated by a governing body. It’s the new, Wild West.”
What does protection look like?
Dominion Voice and Data scans the Dark Web and immediately determines if emails and passwords have been stolen. If a business has any network security concerns regarding data security or privacy, they can remedy them with the assistance of Dominion Voice and Data and our 5-prong approach strategy. Check out our latest security webinar with WBA Insurance that explains what a incident readiness plan looks like for all types of businesses.
Chad Tester, Chief Operating Officer of Dominion Voice and Data, expressed, “the Dark Web is an unfortunate reality that business owners need to be aware of, it’s also ushering in higher standards for data security, privacy and cyber-protection,” added Tester. “Once addressed, SMBs can get back to business as usual, without wondering if their business is exposed to cyber criminals. Dominion Voice and Data is dedicated to protecting its customers from all forms of attacks.”
Your information provides a very lucrative business opportunity for cybercriminals. Hackers and scammers are smart and efficient. With just a few key personal details and basic technological skills, these criminals could potentially gain access to some of your most important accounts.