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Do Dark Web Monitoring Tools Work?

By Amanda Daly | Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Here at Eze Castle Integration, we take great pride in listening to our clients and the market as a whole. We follow a security-first approach in delivering complete cloud solutions complemented by the support of our award-winning global helpdesk, which operates 24x7x365. Whether using the public cloud, private cloud or a hybrid cloud approach, Eze Castle Integration excels in providing best-in-class solutions that address a firm’s specific needs.

Across the dark web underworld criminals are buying and selling stolen user credentials, including email addresses, usernames and passwords, to access high value (i.e. executive and privileged user) accounts. Once in a system, criminals steal financial assets, uncover trade secrets and exploit other vulnerabilities. To stop this threat, firms must monitor the Dark Web and respond.

Dark Web MonitoringEnter Eze Dark Web Monitoring, a cost-efficient deterrent to ATO activities. Eze Dark Web Monitoring provides early detection, alerting clients when credentials are discovered and forcing users to reset passwords.

By now, we have all heard of the Dark Web. But, what exactly is it? In essence, the Dark Web is a cloaked portion of the Internet only accessible to users with specific software or authorization. It is part of the Deep Web – a section of the World Wide Web not indexed by search engines, meaning your standard Google and Bing crawls won’t do the trick.

User credentials (i.e. username/password) are for sale across the Dark Web - going to the highest bidder. As a result, account takeover (ATO) instances are increasing at an alarming rate. The only way to catch these thieves and discover that credentials have been stolen is to invest in a dark web monitoring tool (like Eze Dark Web Monitoring!).

At Eze Castle, we monitor the Dark Web to see if client watchlist assets (IP addresses, e-mail addresses, domains) are exposed. The credentials found on the Dark Web are then checked against a firm's active directory to see if there is a match. If a match occurs, clients are immediately notified and the user is required to reset password on next login. This preventative action helps block potential account takeover.

Most businesses don't have the expertise, resources, time, or strategies required to effectively monitor the Dark Web. With Eze Dark Web Monitoring, your company can mitigate the risk of data breaches, ATO, and downtime. 

Ready to use Eze Dark Web Monitoring? Contact us today!

You can also check out our whitepaper, How Ineffective Patch Management Can Leave Your Firm Exposed.

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