There are many positive faces to the internet and legitimate uses for all our businesses now and in the future.
However, as we are all aware, there are pockets of the web that are harmful and we need to be vigilant and aware of how we use the web, what we click on and how our employees are engaging with the outside world.
Some employers are unaware that staff maybe clicking on spam and phishing links that look legitimate only to find that unscrupulous criminals find a way into your systems and take vital system passwords.
The most valuable assets for your business are your usernames and passwords so it’s important that you know how to protect them. At Amshire, we have a solution to help identify if your valuable credentials have been compromised and are available on the Dark Web.
The Dark Web is an area on the internet that is invisible to search engines.
The Dark Web provides anonymity where Users can go online and potentially perform illegal activities such as identity and password theft.
Businesses and Users will not be aware of what is going on without the relevant systems in place and wouldn’t know if they have been a target until it’s too late.
Far too often, businesses that have had their credentials compromised and sold on the Dark Web don’t know it until they have been informed by the authorities — by then, it’s too late.
According to National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), small and medium-sized businesses may have more to lose than larger organisations, because cyber security events can be costly and threaten their survival.
Cyber security doesn’t have to be too overwhelming, expensive or complicated. The first step to protecting your business is understanding your risk.
If you would like a free initial scan to show if you have been compromised then please contact Amshire by following this (legitimate) link. Where we provide details of any visibility on the Dark Web.
Article provided by Dave Taylor – MD and Cyber Security Expert at Amshire Solutions
Photo by Clint Patterson