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Bat Blue

September 16, 2015 09:00 ET

Darknet Deconstructed: a Bat Blue Deep-Dive Into the Underground for the Underground

New Report Offers One of the Most Detailed Glimpses Into the Internet's Underworld

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2015) - Bat Blue Networks, the innovator of the Unified Cloud Security technology, today released a new report: The Darknet: The Underground for the Underground. The report is a comprehensive deconstruction of the Darknet, known primarily for the anonymous trading and trafficking of illegal drugs, pornography, humans, credit card data, and hacking exploits, as well as more legitimate purposes, including avoiding government censorship and contacting journalists.

Authored by Bat Blue Lead Cyber Intelligence Analyst Gillian Ibach, the report provides valuable analysis on the Darknet's murky role in society. Download the report and infographic here:

The Darknet is often viewed in a mystical light, however it is an ecosystem not unlike the Internet. Bat Blue has deconstructed the Darknet into its fundamental elements and outlined how these elements conform, conflict, and complement one another.

"We developed this report to be both educational and engaging, as well as to offer clarity on what the Darknet truly represents, and just as important, what it does not," Ibach said.

Bat Blue CEO Babak Pasdar added: "On many occasions people hear about Silk Road and the Darknet, along with anecdotal dangers and superficial warnings. This report guides the reader through the Darknet's devious ways, and specifics on safe and responsible use to serve a greater good."

The report is complemented by an engaging infographic that visualizes the actors, sectors, and uses of the Darknet at-a-glance.

Following is excerpted insight from the report's conclusion:

The Darknet is a volatile ecosystem where sites appear, transform, expand and disappear at an unprecedented pace. It is also a dichotomous space serving as both a lawless platform for deviance, corruption, exploitation and crime for the unsavory; as well as an empowering equalizer that gives voice to the oppressed and disenfranchised. Regardless of the faction or motive, the underlying drivers and actors of the Darknet will continue to shape the world we live in for the foreseeable future. The Darknet is the first-ever virtual global underground for the underground.

About Bat Blue

Founded in 2007 by Babak Pasdar, Bat Blue is the innovator of Unified Cloud Security, a new category of cloud security technologies delivering consistent security across all organizational assets: Cloud & SaaS, Mobile & IoT, as well as Brick & Mortar. Bat Blue's flagship Cloud/Sec delivers the entire security stack as an in-the-cloud service. Compared to more limited cloud security technologies, Cloud/Sec is a complete security infrastructure delivering controls, threat management, and content protection across every port, protocol and application. Cloud/Sec frees customers from the dependence of on-premise hardware and software, and does not require implementation. The company secures more than one million users, has thwarted 3.7 billion threats this year and saved 33 million KW hours by eliminating hardware. To learn more visit, subscribe to Bat Blue's WatchDesk intel report, and follow on Twitter @batblue.

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