Dark Web Monitoring as an Emerging Cybersecurity Strategy for Businesses

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Ashwini Dalvi 1,* Sunil Bhirud 1

1. Department of Computer Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijieeb.2024.02.05

Received: 24 Jun. 2023 / Revised: 25 Aug. 2023 / Accepted: 13 Oct. 2023 / Published: 8 Apr. 2024

Index Terms

Dark web, Monitoring Tools, Commercial cybersecurity solutions, Threat Intelligence framework


The increasing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks targeting institutions have necessitated proactive measures to prevent losses and mitigate damages. One of these measures is to monitor the dark web. The dark web is a complex network of hidden services and encrypted communication protocols, with the primary purpose of providing anonymity to its users. However, criminals use the dark web to sell stolen data, launch zero-day attacks, and distribute malware. Therefore, identifying suspicious activity on the dark web is necessary for businesses to counter these threats. 
An analysis of dark web monitoring as an emerging trend in cyber security strategy is presented in this article. The article presents a systematic review of (a) why dark web surveillance enhances businesses' cybersecurity strategies, (b) how advanced tools and technologies are used to monitor dark web data in the commercial sector, (c) the key features of threat monitoring frameworks proposed by researchers, and (d) the limitations and challenges associated with dark web monitoring solutions. In summary, the proposed work involves analyzing various sources of information related to the topic and presenting a thorough assessment of the need and challenges of dark web surveillance to enhance the security measures of businesses.

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Ashwini Dalvi, Sunil Bhirud, "Dark Web Monitoring as an Emerging Cybersecurity Strategy for Businesses", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), Vol.16, No.2, pp. 54-67, 2024. DOI:10.5815/ijieeb.2024.02.05


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