Consider our specialized AR INTELL risk identification process. We go all out in order to quantify & qualify the risks in your business or organization, or individual situation. Most importantly we aim to predict its influence on your organization’s business processes, company structure, or individual situations. Take a look at the uncertainty in detail.
Ultimately it is up to you to either accept, tolerate or reject the presence of certain perils and threats. This entirely depends on your risk appetite & risk tolerance levels in your business processes. It is prudent to run a pro-active risk management system to support the diverse mitigation systems.
Careful Risk Planning & Mitigation
We recommend careful planning and a detailed (re)organization of all the risks. This in combination with tight financial cost control and clear budgeting, allows you to mitigate any relevant risks.
Essentially there are different classifications of risk:
Systematic Risk: the overall impact of the market or in general external factors.
Unsystematic Risk: asset-specific or company-specific uncertainties.
Political/Regulatory Risk: impact of political decisions and regulatory changes
Financial & Business Risk: capital structure of a company, working capital (finances & debt)
Reputational Risk: the reputation of a brand and standing in society, industry & business
Interest Rate Risk: effect of changing interest rates
Country Risk: country-specific issues
Socio-Economic risk: level of lawlessness in a country – economic development standards
Social Risk: changes in social norms, population movements, social unrest
Environmental Risk: changes in the environmental parameters, weather & physical acts/events
Operational Risk: operational issues, supply chain, delivery of products or services
People Risk: staff, recruitment, training, industry relations, fraud
Management Risk: decisions by management teams
Strategic Risk: failing to execute plans & adjust to changing environment
Legal Risk: lawsuits or the freedom to operate
Regulatory Risk: compliance with regulations & legislation
Competition: effect of competitors in the industry
Crime Risk: criminal activities that concern your company, including cybercrime
Technology Risk: risk associated with the use of technology, physical & virtual systems
Contact us to assess the threats, hazards, or uncertainties that you are facing. First, we start the problem-solving. This will form the foundation for a good risk management plan, followed by an identification & assessment of the risks.
The development of a proper incident response system is the next phase.
AR INTELL can assist you in the prevention of these (un)identified threats. Contact us TODAY.
The dark web is simply a part of the World Wide Web. The dark web uses networks called darknets. You need different software and setups to access the dark web anonymously.
In fact, you cannot reach the dark web by using traditional search engines such as Google, Bing, etc.
To access the dark web you need to use Tor (The Onion Router) or I2P (Invisible Internet Project) types of technology. The dark web is intentionally hidden. To search the deep web or dark web, you must use special deep web search engines.
In addition to the above, the traffic on the dark web is encrypted and communications are private. This is why it attracts criminal operators and other entities who prefer to work in the shade, unseen or difficult to trace. Cybercriminals and organized crime are increasingly using the dark web to conduct illicit business.
it is an ‘underground’ medium
it distributes harmful information
activities on the dark web are practically untraceable
In all honesty – as a research tool – the dark web contains a treasure trove of dark data & OSINT.
The Surface Web
The surface web is different from the dark web. The surface web is called the Indexed Web, Indexable Web or Lightnet), where you find public information via search engines & systems such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Baidu, Wikipedia, etc.
The Deep Web
Take note that the dark web forms a tiny part of the deep web.
The deep web is not entirely indexed by search engines. Only what you can find on it is somewhat indicated, but to access it you need special browsers and configurations. Estimates state that the deep web is about 500+ times bigger than the surface web.
Hence the comparison with floating icebergs, whose main mass is under the surface. It’s difficult to measure in petabytes how big the deep is, exactly because most of its content is inaccessible. In 2001 data scientists estimated it would be 8+ petabytes big. We are now in 2022. Imagine the size…
Examples of Deep Web:
internal company directories (such as Active Directories)
pages/sites in which normal search engines cannot search
not illicit or illegal material
What is the Deep Web?
The deep web is the ‘invisible’ part of the web (aka the “hidden” web or “invisible” web). We call it the hidden web because this content is not indexed by the typical search engines (Google, Bing, Yandex, etc…) who index basically everything that their spiders & bots find on the public internet, the surface web.
The content of the deep web however hides behind forms, firewalls consisting of webmail, online banking systems, private databases, restricted access to social media pages and profiles, and web forums. You either have to register to see the content or pay for it.
Information you can find on the Deep Web
literature, books (not illegal pdf-files )
seminar, webinar content
Illegal & Criminal activities on the Dark Web / Dark Net
On its own, the dark web is not illegal, but most of the activity that occurs on the dark web is illegal or at least objectionable. Many criminal enterprises have thus established their presence on the dark web.
Hackers who might have infiltrated a company or organization’s network to extract data can sell this on the dark web. On the dark web (essentially a marketplace for cybercriminals), you will find many illegal marketplaces, illegal websites, and other illicit “things”, illegal activities happening such as:
Types of Illegal activities
illegal drugs, heroin – online drug lists
illegally distributed information
illegal weapons & ammunition for sale
illegal firearms & military equipment
cyber terrorist-related information
cybercrime targets, cyber-attack tools
stolen data, databases, datasets
confidential info about data breaches
social security numbers
personally identifiable details (PID)
healthcare and insurance details
assassins for hire
stolen credit card information
stolen account numbers & details
passwords and access credentials
customer account details
passports, identity cards (I/C)
list of company targets for ransomware
hacking & cracking tools
cracked software, serial numbers
copied & illegal software
RaaS – Ransomware as a Service
prepaid debit cards
hackers for hire
diverse illegal materials
articles by reporters hiding from hostile governments (difficult to trace)
identity theft scams
illegal bitcoin and other cryptocurrency services
hacking groups and hacking services
APT groups advertising their services
illegal financing, loan sharks
diverse fraudulent activities
explicit violent or shocking content
hoaxes, fake news
illegal torrents (downloads)
You will also find “arenas”; forums where hackers expose and discuss vulnerabilities. In stage 2 this intelligence is then sold anonymously to global buyers.
The threat to corporations and organizations is immense and an ever-growing concern. The cyber threat is imminent also. Once you have been the victim of a data breach or ransomware attack, the catastrophic financial and reputational consequences become clear very fast.
Why do the DarkWeb and Deep Web matter?
Imagine if employees are logged into the dark web, using office computers buying illegal things on the dark web. This would just be a minor thing as compared to the other major dark web exploitation issues that can hit your company.
What would happen if people who are under your care participate in illegal behavior? If your staff were to participate in dark web forums, which involve making threats of hate speech, or criminal conduct. What are the consequences? How to prevent all this? What detection mechanisms do you have in place?
What if your own credit card details, bank account information, social security numbers, and PID are released on the dark web? Did you even notice this? What actions can you take, should you (not) take?
The exploitation of company data on the dark web has consequences:
failure to protect your company data & exposure on the dark web (accountability)
damage to consumer confidence and other business relationships
failure to comply with rules leads to legal issues or regulatory fines
customer loyalty damage
difficulty in establishing trust and securing new deals & business partnerships
adversaries will buy your stolen data and others will gain a competitive advantage
huge reputational damage to companies brand and trust your organization
social media coverage of the disaster might go viral
once you have been exploited, you could be considered an insecure company, an easy target for other cyberattacks or exploits.
high expenses in setting up proper security and investigate
Professional Dark Net / Deep Web Investigators
If you have been ‘exposed’ already on the dark web, we don’t recommend doing these types of investigations on your own. Because it might lead to further disasters & extended exposure. How do you know by the way if your communication system is not totally compromised? Hence it would be useless or dangerous to keep using it to document the findings of an investigation… This does not mean you should not be aware of the dangers of the dark web and educate yourself. In the end, you will need to protect your people, your organization, and your company against these dark web threats and related cyber-attacks.
Investigations into the dark web, require a secure setup. AR INTELL can assist Crime Investigators, National Security Investigators, Narcotics investigators, and Government and Police Investigators using open source (OSINT) analytics to study what happens on the Dark Net or Dark Web.
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We look at Risk Assessment as the systematic process whereby we evaluate the potential risks that may be involved in a specific projected activity or any type of undertaking. Our methods focus on risk analysis & and risk evaluation.
We perform an assessment of the risks in relation to:
Identifiable hazards or roadblocks
clear or not so clear risk factors that can cause harm
risks associated with those hazards
Risk Elimination: methods of elimination of the hazard
Risk Control: ways to control the risk (if the hazard cannot be eliminated)
Typically our Target Markets are different types of businesses, government agencies and non-government organizations who requires some sort investigative assistance of the risks that they take (or are exposed to) on daily basis.
As risk management consultants we can assist with the:
identification of threats
strategic or tactical advice
Whether you are faced with specific Business Risks, Non-Business Risks or Financial Risks; a proper understanding and investigation into what you are dealing with is key. This is where AR INTELL can assist you.
Especially today in our advanced information-age you will need a risk management which includes:
understanding of the business processes for the threat identification and threat mitigation
attack vector analysis of threats on digital assets of the company – how vulnerable are you?
can hackers steal your proprietary corporate data,
is your customer’s personally identifiable information (PII) for grabs?
is your intellectual property protected?
recovery plan if you hit by a cyber attack or ransomware attack.
We all face the risk of harmful unpredictable events that will cost the company money or cause harm to the operations.
Our Risk management Investigations and assessments will allow your organizations to attempt to prepare for the unexpected events by:
Our Customer-base consists of Local Governments, Banks and Financial Institutions, Law Firms, Fraud Examiners, Corporate Audit Departments, Corporate Investigators, Process Servers, Private Investigators, Corporations, Embassies, Diplomats, Insurance Companies, and other private individuals worldwide.
We work with our clients at all levels of their organizations, across a wide range of industries, multiple target markets and a diverse spectrum of job scopes and specialities. AR Intel consists of professional private investigators, private detectives, security risk experts, forensic specialists etc. We specialize in handling investigations all over the ASEAN region and other parts of the world.