Dark Web Fundamentals: Understanding the Online Criminal Fraud Economy

February 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 100 Minutes
CPE Credits: 2

At the heart of the dark web’s criminal ecosystem lives a thriving fraud economy, trading in sensitive information, financial data and developing tradecraft on how to exploit businesses. Cyber criminals take advantage of this data to run large-scale fraud schemes and execute opportunistic attacks.

This webinar will explore the bustling market for fraud data by identifying which data types are most valuable and widely traded. It will also look at how this data trade impacts organizational security and ongoing digital risk.

You will gain an understanding of how data in the fraud economy links back to fraud threats companies face every day, and how criminals exploit gaps in the way businesses think about data. You will also explore the technical set-up of criminal marketplaces, addressing both the limitations in conducting investigations on dark web sites and how you can develop strategies to bypass those limitations.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Differentiate the dark web facts from fictions in popular media and news
  • Recognize the latest spread of goods and services available, leaked or for sale within the fraud economy
  • Assess with the different site types and communities within the fraud economy on the deep web and the dark web, and how transactions take place there
  • Identify the technical limitations impacting investigations on the dark web


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Emily Wilson, CFE

VP of Research
Terbium Labs

Emily Wilson is the VP of Research at Terbium Labs, a digital risk protection company. Emily directs Terbium's strategic research programs, where she focuses on the dark web, the criminal economy for personal information and stolen payment cards, and the increasing overlap between fraud and cybercrime. Prior to her current role, Emily served as Director of Analysis at Terbium Labs, where she managed Terbium’s operational analysis team in identifying and investigating sensitive client data on the dark web. Emily is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a regular guest on industry shows like The Cyberwire Podcast, and frequently speaks at conferences, industry events and trainings.

Field of Study: Information Technology
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

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