Halo Security's Platform Now Offers Dark Web Monitoring for Comprehensive Security

Halo Security's Platform Now Offers Dark Web Monitoring for Comprehensive Security

By Greg Tavarez

The dark web, a portion of the internet hidden from regular search engines, often requires specialized software and configurations to access. This anonymity attracts both legitimate users seeking privacy and criminals engaging in illegal activities.

Remember, don’t get the dark web confused with the deep web. The deep web is the vast collection of information online not indexed by search engines, including password-protected areas of legitimate websites.

The dark web facilitates the sale of illegal goods and services, like drugs and weapons. It can also be a haven for hackers and those seeking to avoid detection online. However, some users rely on the dark web for whistleblowing or communication in repressive regimes where internet freedom is restricted.

For businesses, which should be concerned about data security, especially if they handle sensitive information or have been impacted by a data breach in the past, it is recommended that they look at a dark web monitoring tool.

One such tool is provided by Halo Security, a provider of external attack surface management and penetration testing solutions.

Halo Security is a complete attack surface management platform that offers asset discovery, risk and vulnerability assessment and penetration testing services in a unified, easy-to-use dashboard. Founded by experienced and trusted penetration testers, scanning leaders and reformed hackers, Halo Security brings the attacker’s perspective to the modern organization.

With the new dark web monitoring feature, security teams streamline the identification of leaked credentials and potential data breaches. This offers a comprehensive perspective on external organizational risks. Users also define specific domain names for monitoring by receiving alerts for compromised credentials or company mentions found on the dark web. This allows for prompt action to safeguard digital assets.

It should be noted that the feature is built upon a vast dark web dataset. This means that data is neither purchased nor obtained illegally, which ensures compliance with ethical standards while effectively addressing security needs.

“In today's evolving threat landscape, organizations must be proactive in identifying and mitigating potential exposures,” said Lisa Dowling, CEO of Halo Security. “Our Dark Web Monitoring feature empowers security teams by shedding light on compromised accounts and credentials, enabling swift action to protect against cyber threats.”

The dark web monitoring feature is available as an add-on for all current and prospective Halo Security clients. The feature requires no installation or maintenance, with data accessible directly through the cloud dashboard. Interested parties can sign up for a demo to learn more about integrating dark web monitoring into their security strategy.

Edited by Alex Passett
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