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 business credentials. Far too often, companies that 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.
Passwords are a 20th century solution to a 21st century problem. Unfortunately, usernames and passwords - the most common digital credentials used today - are all that stands between your employees and vital online services including corporate networks, social media sites, e-commerce sites and others. A good security practice is to use a completely different password for every service, but the fact is that nearly 40% of people replicate the same or very similar passwords for each service they use.
There is no single silver bullet solution that can protect against all possible attack vectors. However, you can still take steps to mitigate the most common forms of attack – statistically, these attacks are most likely to leverage passwords compromised on the Dark Web or human error due to insufficient cybersecurity training.