What is a Digital Shadow?

Adversaries are no longer merely watching networks and endpoints to determine how they will attack; they are surveying organizations’ exposed personal, technical or organizational information. 

What Lurks in the Shadows?

A digital shadow, a subset of a digital footprint, consists of exposed personal, technical or organizational information that is often highly confidential, sensitive or proprietary. Cyber criminals and hostile groups can exploit a digital shadow to find your organization’s weak points and launch targeted cyber attacks.

  • Your Digital Shadow

    Whenever your employees, suppliers and partners make a move online, they leave behind an electronic trail called a digital footprint. While this footprint can be advantageous, information can be inadvertently exposed and thereby used maliciously. Besides damaging your brand, a digital shadow can leave you vulnerable to corporate espionage and competitive intelligence, as well as create targets for cyber attackers.
  • Your Attackers’ Shadow

    Some digital shadows can prove advantageous to your organization; the digital shadows of your attackers, that is. The adversary also casts a shadow similar to that of private and public corporations. You can use that information to understand attacker patterns, motives, attempted threat vectors, and activities on the dark web, in order to better assess and design your security postures.

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Digital Shadows SearchLight™ continually monitors an unrivaled breadth of sources covering the visible, deep and dark web, and other online sources, to create a dynamic view of an organization and the risks requiring mitigation.

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