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Darknet markets can be a model for enterprise privacy: Research


PRNEWSWIRE: One World Identity (OWI), an independent identity research and strategy company, released its 2018 Darknet Market Report: Honor Among Thieves. The comprehensive analysis explores how trust is formed in the most untrustworthy of places across the internet, and highlights lessons that legitimate businesses can learn from darknet market (DNM) environments. The report includes an in-depth investigation of six darknet platforms and five active dark web forums in addition to original charts analyzing darknet market inventory.

The report outlines several threats users face while navigating the darknet and describes critical strategies that platforms and users employ in order to feel safe when making transactions. The research identifies several persistent trust and safety challenges and key strategies that enterprises can adopt to enhance privacy and security on their own platforms.

Among the report’s findings are the following key takeaways:

  • The importance of establishing reliable digital reputations without collecting personally identifiable information (PII)
  • How verification of user claims in the real world can establish a community of trust
  • How to incentivize reputation-building and trust through gamification

“Trust and safety are paramount to transactions and even basic interactions. These principles are no different on the darknet,” said Travis Jarae, CEO of OWI. “A key strategy in addressing this challenge is to control what identity information may enter the platform, what behavioral information is created and processed by the platform, and what barriers exist between identity and behavioral data.”

The report is available at: https://oneworldidentity.com/honor-among-thieves-trust-safety-darknet-market/


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