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Dark Web - What to Know, and How to Stay Away!

Welcome to this week's edition of the Weekly Security Tip, where we hope you'll find something of value. In light of the fact that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we would like to take this opportunity to provide some additional counsel on current difficulties, as your company is dedicated to informing its employees on how to protect themselves from cybercrime. As a result, "Dark Web" is this week's main focus.

What is The Dark Web?

The Dark Web refers to the portion of the internet that is not indexed by popular search engines like Google and is therefore inaccessible to the general public. Instead, particular web browsers like TOR are required to access the Dark Web. However, this network has a bad reputation and engages in criminal behavior (50% of its total activity is criminal).

Why Is It Important to Stay Away from It?

● Statistics show that more than 50% of all Dark Web traffic is associated with illegal behavior.

● Companies with more than 60% of their employees working remotely had a greater cyber-attack rate.

● Malware creation is one of the most sought-after services on the Dark Web, accounting for 55% of all requests.

Tips & Tricks to Keep Your Data off The Dark Web

● Make use of a trusted password management tool.

● Avoid downloading attachments or opening links from suspicious emails.

● Stay away from public or unsecured Wi-Fi.

● Activate multi-factor (MFA) or two-factor (2FA) authentication.

● Proactively invest in technology that can verify and authenticate people outside your company.

● Train your employees about The Dark Web, its risks, and how to avoid them.

● Use Dark Web Monitoring services.

Thanks, and stay safe!

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