The dark web refers to a part of the internet that is inaccessible through regular search engines or internet browsers. To access it you need to install specific software on your computer. It is notoriously associated with illegal activity that is intentionally hidden to avoid scrutiny from law enforcement, governments, and other entities like internet service providers.
Though not all dark web activity is illegal, criminals prolifically use it as they believe they can’t be traced. Our research revealed that only 32% of CISOs that gather dark web data use it to monitor for attacks against their supply chain. The prevalence of criminal activity on the dark web is what makes it a rich source of intelligence for security teams. If you know where to look (and have the right tools in your tech stack) you can identify threat actors on the dark web targeting your business and your supply chain before they strike.