A very interesting article from CSO (from IDG) regarding scanning the dark web for threat intelligence:
Working out whether your data is being sold on the dark web is challenging, but it’s worth trying.
The dark web isn’t as vast as the media sometimes makes it out to be. There are a few steps you might consider:
Monitor for mentions of your organization, names, email addresses, and sensitive assets.
Search for mentions of your wider industry, software you employ, and related data.
Try to infiltrate closed forums and communities.
Hire a firm or license a tool to monitor the dark web on your behalf.
Although awareness of the importance of cybersecurity is spreading, the number of successful cyber-attacks continues to grow with every passing year. Globally, almost 1.9 billion data records were compromised in the first half of 2017, up 164% compared to the last six months of 2016, according to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index report.