The Dark Web represents the seediest place possible on the internet today – the modern-day “black market” where the exchange of ideas, illegal goods and services, and any evil most of us haven’t considered takes place. It also contains the 99% of the Internet inaccessible to search engines. While it’s possible that some visitors are simply curious, the majority of this underworld community are up to some degree of no good.
With few exceptions, there is no reason for an employee from your organization to be visiting – let alone utilizing – the Dark Web. So, the combination of the two should raise a red flag for anyone concerned about organizational security. In this paper, we’ll provide an overview of what is the Dark Web, discuss why employee use of the Dark Web can mean trouble, and how to utilize current security technologies to
detect and block the use of the Dark Web.