A bunch of apples on a bucket in a garden.

An Apple a Day…

I want you to take a second and imagine the thing you dread the most in the world. The thing that brings you the most anxiety when you know it’s coming up. Everybody has something. Got it? I bet at least a quarter of you thought of an appointment with your doctor or dentist. There’s something nerve-wracking about going to the doctor’s because you might receive bad news. Maybe you need to exercise more. Maybe you need to change your diet. Maybe you need to get blood drawn. The thought of any of these options is not pleasant. So why keep the appointment? Why not skip it?


            It’s simple. If we don’t go, then we won’t know what’s wrong with us. If we don’t know what’s wrong with us, we won’t be able to fix it. If we don’t fix it, we won’t get better. Well, what if I told you there was something similar to a doctor’s visit that you’ve potentially been putting off? Something that may not affect your physical health but could certainly change your life if you don’t pay attention to it. I’m talking about the dark web.


            Cybercriminals use the dark web to buy and sell stolen information. It’s a scary place where a lot of illegal activities go on, but unfortunately, you can’t ignore it. It’s incredibly important to you and your company’s cybersecurity that you are constantly and thoroughly monitoring the dark web. You need to know if your passwords, emails, addresses, phone number, or even your SSN has been breached so you can deal with it before it becomes a serious issue. Not knowing whether your data has been breached is like putting off that doctor’s appointment. You can’t fix the problem if you don’t know what it is.


            Fortunately, we can provide dark web monitoring for you. All you need to do is continue using your cybersecurity strategies and procedures as you have been, and we will tell you if any of your data has been breached. If a password or email has been compromised, you can change it immediately. And if any of your other sensitive data has been leaked, you can contact the proper authorities. It really is that easy. You might find it scary to initiate a dark web monitoring service. Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power. A head buried in the sand can lead to data breaches that can cost you your job, your savings, your reputation and so much more.


            The best advice I can provide about cybersecurity is to be proactive. This is how the healthcare industry keeps many out of the hospital and healthy—regular checkups, screenings and assessments looking for indicators of trouble before it turns serious. Dark web monitoring is essentially the same. It allows you to take action if your personal information shows up on nefarious sites and prevent consequential damage. Sort of like that saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but in this case it keeps the cybercriminals at bay


To learn more about our dark web monitoring service call us at (505) 792-2375 or book a complimentary 10-minute phone consultation with David Luft.