The Dark Web has had an indelible impact on corporate security. As the convergence of physical and digital worlds generate…
“There was not any fear of failure and there was a massive excitement to build something that does a couple of key things very very well".
Official reports from the CDC and WHO only told part of the story. Using the Media Sonar platform, we used a simple set of queries to quickly identify any newly reported cases as they were discovered. This information helped fill any gaps and delays in official reporting and helped to provide an early warning of new cases in North America.
What does situational awareness have to do with facility protection? Facility protection involves protecting physical spaces. This is traditionally accomplished by controlling access and monitoring the physical space for threats. Security personnel observe people, and their behaviors, to inform what actions need to be taken at any given moment. The responses tend to be more reactive than proactive because you must rely on what you see to dictate what to do.
It is not unusual for Dark Web markets to appear in many forms across different networks and platforms to expand their reach. More recently, however, markets are leaving the Tor network entirely and relaunching their illicit businesses in places like Discord, Telegram, and some are even considering I2P.
For physical security professionals managing safety and security risks to locations and facilities, this might involve access control, camera systems, or even drones. But consider this: The Internet is undeniably where people go to communicate. An offensive approach using Internet chatter and data from social media, news, blogs, and the Dark Web is necessary to mitigate risks to human lives and protect brand interests.
Understand the risks that Dark Web marketplaces create, and how they endanger public safety and corporate security.
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