Cyber Interference Risk Score: First – Identify the Risk™

Instead of assessing your capability to protect against risk, the Darkscope Cyber Interference Risk Score looks for the risks you need to defend against.

The correlation between knowing how good your defences are and your actual cyber risk is small, as has been repeatedly proven by the breaching of some well-defended organisations. Your cyber risk almost entirely external to your organisation’s infrastructure. Rating your defences as your cyber risk score is like standing and admiring your wall, while a vast hoard of angry trolls is charging up behind you! If you don’t know what your risk is, what’s the point of having a wall?


We actually assess risk rather than look at the organisation's ability to defend, we believe that this approach to delivering a Cyber Risk Score is smarter. Virtually all other risk scores are benchmarking the organisation, which to our view is back-to-front when looking at cyber risk. We are looking for angry trolls!


The Darkscope Cyber Interference Risk Score is the first global service that quantifies the cyber risk for an organisation by indexing the internet, social media and dark web factors, rather than focusing only on the organisation. It delivers a heartbeat of the external activity that an organisation has no or only little control over but affects its risk profile.


Let's take an example with bulletproof vests. Today's cyber risk scoring only looks at your own vest and how good it is but it does not look at the question if you even need a bulletproof vest which could be based on your location, industry or partners and suppliers you work with. Darkscope Cyber Interference Risk Score looks at exactly that, for more than 2 years we were working on a process to determine a business individual risk of being targeted by an attacker. Many factors are simultaneously used for this score and by utilising machine learning algorithms, we are able to calculate and correlate millions or data sets every day.


Our system can detect changes in your profile in real-time and will alert you in case your score is too high compared to other businesses in your market or region and we are even able to predict from where attacks are likely to originate from.


Darkscope Cyber Interference Risk Score is used to quantify your individual cyber risk and the basis for your cybersecurity program.