One of the best aces up our sleeve is our Software as a Service (SaaS) security monitoring, and the new crop of tools available under that umbrella. One SaaS security tool, in particular, allows us to do dark web monitoring and stolen credential monitoring for those whose sensitive data has been exfiltrated and sold on the dark web.
This product, called Dark Web ID, provides around the clock alerting and monitoring for signs of compromised credentials, constantly scouring millions of sources including botnets, criminal chat rooms, peer-to-peer networks, malicious websites and blogs, bulletin boards, illegal black-market sites; and other private and public forums.
What’s really cool about this is that this dark web monitoring tool gives small businesses the same visibility into their exposed credentials – emails, passwords, etc. – on the dark web as an enterprise-sized entity or large corporation (a 25,000-plus seat organization).
For all the information you choose to monitor, you will receive alerts via email from Intivix. If the information you receive in the alert is familiar to you, no additional action is needed. However, if you don’t recognize the information, we will let you know the next steps you should take to ensure your identity is safe.
It used to be, a couple of years ago, those ransomware exploits were only hitting a certain type and industry – such as healthcare facilities and financial institutions. Now, any business of any size can get hit with a malware virus and have their own proprietary or client data sold off on the dark web by cybercriminals.
So, Intivix can help any business type in any industry – or, individuals, for that matter – with retrieving stolen data on the web, towards possible action against those peddling it illegally, and the chance of recovering stolen data.
Our monitoring solutions for San Francisco businesses of all types include:
Proactive monitoring for your organizations stolen or compromised data and real-time alerts when data is discovered.
Track and triage incidents and better manage risk within logging and reporting capabilities.
Gain insight into your organization’s current threat posture while benchmarking it against your peers and the industries that you serve.
Monitor your supply chain, third-party partners and vendors to understand the potential risk they pose to your organization.
Better secure your clients by providing them the actionable intelligence to help protect against potential data breaches.
Our Dark Web ID tool is active proof that cyber threat intelligence can not only offer your computer security a deep web browser in an ongoing, proactive sense, but it can also help you in a retroactive sense to find exfiltrated data on dark websites and learn who bought and/or sold your data on the dark web.
Which is also proactive, but you get our meaning.
There are many Bay Area companies who can use this tool, and we can deploy it as part of our cyber security services in San Francisco.
Dark Web ID monitors, aggregates, and alerts non-stop – 24/7, 365 days a year scouring millions of sources including botnets, criminal chat rooms, peer-to-peer networks, malicious websites and blogs, bulletin boards, illegal black-market sites as well as private and public networks and forums.
With our dark web monitoring tool on task, it will:
Recovering Stolen Credentials
The rule of thumb here is if the stolen credentials can be changed, do it immediately. If it’s something like patient medical data or credit card numbers, that’s a bit harder to deal with.
A breach of credentials involves the loss of a password, PIN or other information used to log in to an application. In the hands of a criminal, stolen credentials can be used to conduct transactions in the account holder’s name. Except in limited circumstances, consumers may be responsible for those transactions, and getting them reversed can be time-consuming, and possibly costly as well.
When credentials have been breached, it is important for affected users to change them as quickly as possible. We already recommend altering passwords and login info regularly, but the use of password vaults will also help keep you safe from a repeat data breach. (Cybercriminals like to target victims repeatedly, knowing their bad data habits are what allowed them to filch such valuable data in the first place!)
What a Managed Service Provider Can Do
A managed service provider (MSP) can take you much further than single, repeat service calls can. In the case of dark web monitoring, since it’s an ongoing network monitoring service, it’s better to have an MSP caretaking you.
Whatever you need or expect in a penetration testing and dark web monitoring service – we aim to exceed your expectations!
We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, so whether you’re in San Jose, Marin County, S.F. proper or Oakland CA, Intivix is right there beside you as you navigate the perilous waters of doing business in the 21st Century.
It’s a clearly understood fact that businesses that outsource their IT management are far less vulnerable to catastrophic data loss and downtime.
So, if you’re ready to better neutralize cyber security threats, contact us today at (415) 543-1033 for more info on how you can benefit from stolen credential monitoring and dark web monitoring services in San Francisco that can keep you on the safe side of cyber risk management!