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78% of our customers trialling Dark Web Monitor have received a security alert advising their data is showing on the Dark Web.

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, outlines what the dark web is, the risk it poses, and how organisations can get ahead with Dark Web Monitor. He covers:

What is the Dark Web?

A section of the internet intentionally hidden and inaccessible through standard browsers, the Dark Web is where cybercriminals often buy and sell illicit goods and services, including stolen personal data.

Understanding the Dark Web Threat Landscape

Recent UK government reports show that 39% of UK businesses suffered cyber-attack in 2022 and in the US over 422 million individuals were affected in the same year by data compromises. These numbers underscore the very real threat of data breaches and the likelihood of sensitive information ending up on the Dark Web. Major breaches like the 2021 LinkedIn incident, where data of nearly 500 million users ended up on a hacker forum, highlight the risk and scale of such events.

Once data is on the Dark Web, it can lead to devastating consequences for businesses, including financial loss, damage to reputation, regulatory penalties, and loss of customer trust. This underscores the necessity for businesses to take proactive measures to safeguard their sensitive data.

Stay Ahead of Threats with Chess’s Dark Web Monitor

In the shifting landscape of cyber threats, one infamous sector poses a significant risk to organisations globally - the Dark Web. Home to illegal activities, it's also the marketplace for trading stolen data from countless breaches occurring daily. However, Chess’s Dark Web Monitor is your silent guardian, a solution that continually scans the Dark Web for threats and provides real-time alerts to help you protect your business.

Navigating the Shadows with Dark Web Monitor

At Chess, we believe in empowering businesses to work securely, anywhere, anytime. A critical component of this is our innovative solution, Dark Web Monitor. It is designed to help businesses mitigate the risks associated with the Dark Web and prevent potential data breaches.

How Does Dark Web Monitor Work?

The Dark Web Monitor service continually scans Dark Web databases, searching for your company’s domain-specific data. It uses intelligent algorithms to sift through the vast amounts of information, accurately identifying any instances of your company’s data. When such a potential threat is detected, it provides real-time alerts, enabling you to take immediate action to protect your business.

Proactive Protection is the Best Defence

Cyber threats are evolving at an unprecedented rate, making it increasingly challenging for businesses to keep pace. Reactive measures are no longer enough. Proactive monitoring of the Dark Web offers your business a critical advantage, allowing you to take steps to mitigate threats before they materialise into actual breaches.

An Investment in Prevention

Investing in Dark Web monitoring is an investment in prevention. It can help save you and your business from the devastating impacts of data breaches, which can often far exceed the cost of a proactive solution like the Dark Web Monitor.

Act Now, Stay Secure

The Dark Web can seem like an intimidating battleground, but Chess is here to guide and protect your data and your business. With our Dark Web Monitor, you can take control and ensure your company's sensitive data stays secure.

Join the ranks of businesses who choose to proactively defend themselves against cyber threats. Don't wait for a breach to determine your strategy. Stay ahead, stay alert, and most importantly, stay secure with Chess’s Dark Web Monitor.

We're offering a one-month free trial of Dark Web Monitor, register your interest here.


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Gavin Wood

Gavin Wood

Gavin Wood is the Chief Technology Officer at Chess. With over 20 years in the IT industry, Gavin has a track record of driving successful business transformation through technology. An avid yachtsman, he's a massive advocate for remote working and anywhere operations. 

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