Concept

The ‘dark web’ accounts for 96% of the internet and is not accessible by an everyday internet user or search engine. Instead, it is where cyber criminals increasingly come for hacking and fraud, and to trade stolen credit card numbers and personal information.

Not anymore. Using unique dark-eye technology and fully automated intelligent monitoring algorithms, Sixgill penetrates deep into this world, automatically and covertly monitoring the dark web to prevent cyber-attacks before they occur. It also detects and controls organisational data leaks, observes cyber criminals during the planning of attacks, and generates both real-time alerts as well as customable and actionable intelligence. Sixgill’s proprietary technology makes it invisible to cyber criminals. It has also developed hidden service locators that pinpoint and track illegal dark-web hideouts. By continuously tracking and discovering communication nodes across evolving darknets, it traces malicious activity back to their original sources.

How they’re disrupting

Cyber crimes and the hacking of personal details can dent people’s confidence in their online safety and security. By using advanced algorithms and state-of-the-art technology, Sixgill’s cyber intelligence platform provides organisations such as banks, law enforcement agencies, private security firms and the corporate sector with a deeper reach than ever before, offering greater security.

Disruption potential

Cyber crimes are a massive and growing problem, and allowing the dark web to flourish is damaging to everyone who uses the internet. Any threats to the digital economy – which is expected to be worth around $1.36 trillion by 2020 – have the potential to have long-lasting and global effects, so the importance of being able to counter these threats is only growing.

Investments and future

To date, Sixgill has received $6 million in seed funding from Erlon Electronic Industries and Terra Venture Partners. Sixgill is aimed towards customers around the world, initially focusing on major banks and law enforcement in Europe and the United States.