Real-time cyber intelligence company RepKnight has launched BreachAlert, a new cloud-hosted platform that can instantly detect and alert organizations when their data is leaked, marketed or sold on the dark web. The company is demonstrating BreachAlert at the World Cyber Security Congress in London on 7th and 8th March.
RepKnight says that BreachAlert is a mitigating step towards GDPR monitoring and compliance. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation by which the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union.
The company says that BreachAlert provides continuous ‘outside the firewall’ monitoring of millions of Dark Web pages, generating a simple alert when data is found. The product is based on the same real-time search engine powering RepKnight’s Cyber Threat Intelligence platform, and is configured to search for specific keywords, watermarks, account numbers, or other patterns in an organization’s data. When data is found, BreachAlert instantly alerts via email, SMS or team messaging apps like HipChat or Slack.
Tim Haynes, CEO at RepKnight, said:
With GDPR coming into force next year, you can’t afford to miss a single data breach. Sensitive data is increasingly being sold or shared on the dark web and in text repositories such as Pastebin and Ghostbin.
Our application gives you the confidence that if a data breach occurs and data is leaked on the dark web, you will be alerted to it within minutes ‘ giving you valuable time to react.