Alias Gets Dark Web Intelligence Boost with Searchlight Security

Searchlight Security, a dark web intelligence company, is working with cybersecurity consultancy Alias to enhance its security assessment offering with tailored threat intelligence from the dark web. As a cybersecurity services provider, Alias needs to understand what an attacker knows or can learn about each client, so it can help them to build their defenses around the likely avenues of attack.

“Seeing a client’s weaknesses from an adversary’s perspective is the best way to help protect an organization,” said Andrew Noland, Chief Operating Officer of Alias. “There are many sources of information that attackers use to do their due diligence and undertake reconnaissance against an organization and trying to search all of these manually is incredibly inefficient. Partnering with Searchlight means we can automate those searches with access to clear, deep, and dark web sites, and present it back to our customers in a meaningful way so that they can identify changing threats from an attacker’s perspective.”

DarkIQ is a dark web monitoring solution that uses a comprehensive dataset on the market that includes dark web traffic to and from a customer’s network. The consultancy can set up a unique account for each client at the outset of its security assessment, input the attributes specific to the organization, and monitor the dark web for indicators of external threat. This means that Alias can identify information on its clients in the wild that could be used by criminals to orchestrate a cyberattack.

“DarkIQ’s ability to provide pre-attack intelligence that is specific to an organization makes it a powerful addition to augment any cybersecurity consultancy or MSSP’s offering,” said Ben Jones, CEO and co-founder of Searchlight Security. “It enables them to provide greater value to customers with a more accurate understanding of the adversaries and threats they face.”

Through this partnership, Alias has increased the efficiency of its security assessment service and is able to offer its clients a report on their attacker’s profile by identifying emerging threats from the dark web. In the future, the consultancy expects to provide larger customers with direct access to the platform, so they can undertake dark web investigations themselves.

Download the full case study for more information on how Alias is using DarkIQ to enhance its security assessment service.