Dark web monitoring: Prevent your secrets from falling into the wrong hands

Itzik Alvas. Co-founder & CEO, Entro
January 25, 2024

In a world where cyber threats loom large, safeguarding your secrets is non-negotiable. Did you know that according to Avast “90% of advertised exploits on dark marketplaces sell for less than $10”? Don’t put your secrets up for sale—arm yourself with the ability to monitor the dark web to see if your secrets are exposed. We’ll tell you all about it in this post.

What is dark web monitoring?

Also known as cyber monitoring, dark web monitoring is a security capability that involves surveilling the dark web to detect if a company’s sensitive data is being sold or traded illegally. The “dark web” refers to parts of the internet that are intentionally hidden and can only be accessed using specialized software like Tor.

Often used as a tool for illegal activities, the dark web needs monitoring. Yet, most organizations completely leave this out of their security strategy. Secrets such as API keys, access tokens, passwords, encryption keys, and access credentials often make it to the dark web and put your organization at severe risk. The bottom line – you need to scan the dark web to check if your secrets are exposed.

Risks of dark web leakage

Data breaches

Dark web forums are hotspots where cybercriminals trade data stolen from data breaches. Your organization’s sensitive information, including customer data and intellectual property, may be at risk.

Corporate espionage

Competitors and malicious actors often lurk in the shadows of the dark web, seeking to gain a competitive edge through corporate espionage. Protect your data and business strategies.

Reputation damage

If your organization’s secrets make it to the dark web, it can lead to a severe erosion of trust among clients, partners, and the public. Safeguard your reputation by preventing unauthorized access to secrets.

Financial loss

The illicit trade of financial information on the dark web can result in direct financial losses for your organization. It could be through a drop in sales, penalties from regulatory authorities, or fraud transactions.

Entro’s capabilities and advantages in dark web monitoring

Are you ready to take control of your secrets? With Entro, you can safeguard your confidential information and keep it out of the dangerous depths of the dark web.

Here’s how Entro’s dark web monitoring capabilities set it apart:

Complete secrets detection solution

Entro navigates the intricate landscapes of vaults, code repositories, chat conversations, cloud assets, ticketing platforms, and more, revealing secrets that elude traditional solutions. Entro uses the same proficiency to scan the dark web for exposed secrets. It offers a robust defense against potential threats that come from the depths of the dark web.

Real-time monitoring and protection

Entro scans for abnormal behavior surrounding your secrets in real-time. It swiftly detects any activity that may stem from a bad actor. With Entro, you stay ahead, always informed and prepared.

Dark web leakage detection

Entro identifies compromised secrets in the dark web, providing early alerts that empower you to take decisive action. You have the assurance of proactively mitigating potential risks before they escalate.

Comprehensive secret lineage correlation

Entro brings your secrets into the light, offering full visibility into ownership, enablement status, permissions, correlated services, and risk levels. This valuable information allows you to gauge the risk level of every secret,.

Automated remediation

Entro not only detects issues but actively works towards resolution. By automating the remediation process, it saves crucial time and resources for your AppSec team. Entro ensures a seamless, efficient workflow where dark web risks are addressed proactively.

Entro does the heavy lifting

With Entro as your companion, you can rest easy knowing your organization’s secrets are safe. Entro’s state-of-the-art secrets monitoring ensures that your data remains hidden from prying eyes. Even if exposed, Entro gives you the context and tools you need to regain control over your secrets from the dark web.

Alerts up, threats down

Dark web monitoring is an essential step to ensuring your company’s secrets aren’t being compromised in the shadows of the internet.

But secrets management doesn’t stop there. Elevate your defenses with Entro, a comprehensive solution that takes secrets protection to the next level – way beyond dark web monitoring.

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