- What is social media monitoring?
Social media monitoring is the practice of gathering and overseeing public activity on social media. Monitoring tools are designed to aggregate publicly available data from multiple networks, and display it in a format that is digestible by the end user.
Social media monitoring tools pull information from a range of social networks as well as some traditional media outlets. These tools do not have access to private data.
While many companies provide monitoring capabilities that are geared towards marketing and engagement, Echosec Systems focuses on functionality and data sources geared towards security and threat intelligence.
- What networks does Echosec Systems access?
Our Platform gathers data from thousands of well-known and fringe sources including deep and dark websites, social media, discussion forums, news sites, and databases.
Contact us to learn more about our data sources.
- Can you add new data sources upon request?
Yes! The needs of our users inform the data sources we provide. We take the legality of our sources very seriously, so we review each request and implement when possible.
- Who uses Echosec Systems Software?
Echosec Systems was built to provide mission-critical information about digital and physical threats for security and intelligence teams.
Our corporate security clients are primarily in-house security teams in retail, oil and gas, healthcare, e-commerce, and manufacturing. Our public sector clients are intelligence agencies, fusion centers, and government security teams.
- How much does the Platform cost?
The Echosec Systems Platform has customized pricing tiers depending on your team size and data requirements. Contact us to book a call with our team.
- Do you offer training?
Yes! We offer comprehensive onboarding with the tools. We also provide in-house training options, and we partner with an excellent network of OSINT trainers for users who are new to running online investigations.
Our goal at Echosec Systems is to set you up for success with our Platform.
Learn more about Customer Success with Echosec Systems.
- Can I see a demo?
Yes. Book a demo using this form.
- How does the technology work?
In less than a second, our system is capable of contacting thousands of data sources, and aggregating and normalizing their response. Our systems scan the web for images and priority keywords around the clock, so our clients are alerted when issues arise.
- Does Echosec Systems have an API?
Yes. The Echosec Systems API provides access to a mixture of social media, deep, and dark web data sources that are otherwise not searchable through most commercial APIs.
Searchable content is tagged and classified by Echosec Systems' threat models to aid in business risk intelligence automation.
Download the free overview to learn more.
- What is deep and dark web search?
The deep web includes any online content that is not discoverable or indexed in common search engines like Google. The deep web comprises about 90% of all web content. It consists of mostly benign or private information, such as banking pages or internet archives—but it also includes forums, classifieds, and paste sites. These sites are frequently used by hackers.
The dark web is a small corner of the deep web that is only accessible through Tor, which anonymizes users through a process called “onion routing.” The dark web consists mainly of discussion sites and marketplaces. This is where cybercriminals sell and discuss a variety of illegal goods and services.
The Echosec Systems Platform includes a deep and dark web search tool that allows users to safely explore hidden web content to detect threats. A user-friendly interface enables individuals of all technical backgrounds to begin searching immediately. In addition, advanced search filters enable technical users with experience in cybersecurity to define detailed search parameters.
- Do I have to download anything or use a specific browser to use the Echosec Systems Platform?
No. The Echosec Systems Platform is a web-based application and can be used within a standard web browser.
- Is the Echosec Systems Platform safe to use?
Yes. Our Platform offers a single point of access to myriad networks including deep and dark websites without having to access the dark web yourself. This ensures you and your system are protected.
- Does The Echosec Systems Platform display when a data breach took place?
The Platform shows which date the breach was disclosed on the sources we crawl. Often it is an evolving situation - the breach incident often takes place prior to the disclosure. So It really depends on which stage of the breach lifecycle the disclosure took place.
- Are you able to remove the info you find from the dark web?
We specialize in helping our end users find the information quickly, safely, and effectively. Security teams action their risk management strategies based on the intelligence provided. The Platform itself does not remove or edit posts.
- Do I need TOR?
Yes and no. The Echosec Systems Platform finds the data that pertains to your search parameters and leads you to the parsed data associated with it, including any URLs accessible with a Tor browser. To follow any .onion links, you will need to use a Tor browser, however you will have a direct URL to the page containing the information you are looking for, as opposed to searching in the dark.
- Why isn't TOR with a VPN enough?
You can use TOR combined with a VPN, however, it is quite cumbersome. Using a search index through a data aggregator will speed up the process significantly. There is also some level of knowledge and skill involved in navigating these underground sites. The Echosec Systems Platform adds an extra layer of security as well as speeding up the process.
- If my company uses a password manager and I change them regularly. Am I still at risk if my work email is involved in a data breach?
These are great steps to ensuring data privacy. They will get you about 80% of the way there. There is still potential for breached data, as 70% of attacks occur not through login credentials, but security architecture vulnerabilities or inside threat actors.