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Wednesday Watch: Shining a Light on the Dark Web

As the dark web – and the cybercriminals who call it home – continue to pose a threat to organizations, consumers and governmental agencies, there’s never been a better time to talk about how enterprises can protect themselves from attacks.

But to defeat your enemy, you need first to understand it, and that’s where Ziv Mador, VP of Security Research at Trustwave SpiderLabs comes in. He and his team specialize in spending thousands of hours researching the dark web – research that helps organizations prevent, detect and recover from security compromises.

In this video interview, Ziv helps to shine a light on the darkest corners of cybercrime as he discusses topics like why understanding the dark web is beneficial to enterprises and how cybercriminals are leveraging social media and consumer services to monetize their activity.

“Understanding the way the dark web operates helps us understand how cybercriminals create malware,” Ziv said. “Quite often, when we monitor where cybercriminals communicate, we learn about new strains of malware… sometimes ones we haven’t seen before.”

Watch the full video interview below.  

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Evan Sharenow is content marketing manager at Trustwave.