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Shadow Search Empowers Digital Shadows' Customers to Make Better Decisions with Instant Access to the Broadest Range of Sources


Increased proactive functionality enables faster, instantly available
access to the latest relevant threat data

Digital Shadows, the leader in digital risk management and threat
intelligence, today announced its new "Shadow Search" capability,
available as part of its flagship, award-winning SearchLight
service. Shadow Search enables instant access to Digital Shadows'
comprehensive collection of historical and evolving threat intelligence
assets, and expert security sources. This includes leading security
blogs and news and enables SearchLight subscribers the ability to better
manage third-party risk, investigate security incidents, monitor trends
and enrich threat hunting of client-specific indicators and threat
actors jeopardizing their business, brand and reputation.

"Too many security and IT teams suffer from ‘alert fatigue' which
effects response times. These teams are hampered by having to sift
through multiple dashboards, tools and data sets for the right
information necessary to act quickly before the worst happens," said
Digital Shadows Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer James Chappell.
"The powerful and intuitive Shadow Search interface queries Digital
Shadows' vast repository of SearchLight data observed from the
cybercrime underground and across the open, deep and dark web. This
helps them deliver fast and actionable insights on everything from
adversary groups and attack techniques, to indicators and exploits. Our
clients benefit from hands-on access to raw threat data with real-time
search capability for security teams."

Searchlight scours underground Internet forums where threat actors
conduct business. Shadow Search combines expert security research,
assessments, threat intelligence reports, structured technical data and
content from the open deep and dark web into an innovative, precision
search engine returning detailed results in context. These results can
be organized according to technical, geopolitical, industry sector and
other key topics. Shadow Search delivers threat insight with context
hard to find anywhere else, to recoup valuable time for understaffed
security operations teams and overwhelmed threat analysts.

Shadow Search accelerates hands-on access to a broad range of
intelligence collection and analysis with practical and powerful
features, including:

  • A vast and ever-expanding cache of structured and unstructured data
    available for search
  • Ability to view recent searches, save searches and subscribe to alerts
    on new matches
  • New extended search syntax and rich contextual filters
  • Easy to interpret search results categorized by timing, threat level,
    associations and more
  • A dedicated search area to run multiple searches and explore detailed
  • Ability to export results in Excel and JSON as well as via API and
    correlate further to enrich investigations/research

In Gartner Inc.'s November 2017 report, Innovation
Insight for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response,'

Research VP Craig Lawson states, "Security and risk management leaders
responsible for security monitoring and operations face an increasingly
challenging world. Attackers are improving their ability to bypass
traditional blocking and prevention security technologies, and end users
continue to fall victim to attackers through social engineering methods,
while still failing to carry out basic security practices well. While
mean time to detect threats may be trending down across industries it
still takes way too long. Once detected, the ability to respond to, and
remediate, those threats is still a challenge for most organizations."

What some customers and Partners are saying about Shadow Search:

John Lewis Partnership:
"We participated in the Digital
Shadows SearchLight Beta program for their new search feature, Shadow
Search, and we found that the new tool gave the Security Operations
Centre a one-stop-shop for our investigations. We were able to look up
IPs, sector-related intelligence and monitor on custom alerts we have
configured. We have been able to explore all areas that Digital Shadows
cover in one simple search and pivot off our findings," said Lead IT
Security Analyst, John Lewis Partnership.

"Shadow Search quickly enabled us to go extremely deep on research and
investigation of our digital risks, enabling us to make sense of massive
amounts of data from the deep, dark and open web by making it more
accessible and discoverable. Shadow Search will help us make more
informed decisions and make a positive impact on security incident
response and threat hunting."

IWC Schaffhausen:
"Through our deep partnership with Digital
Shadows, we were asked to participate in their SearchLight Beta program
for their new search feature Shadow Search," said Sascha Maier, IT &
Information Security Manager at IWC Schaffhausen. "Shadow Search will
give us access to the broadest coverage, provide the most relevant
results and actionable information to make better decisions faster to
protect our company from today's digital risks."

"Today's security teams rely on strategic and
tactical threat intelligence to make quick and decisive decisions," said
Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cylance. "Combining
Cylance's Infinity Cloud capability with the Shadows Search feature of
Digital Shadows SearchLight™ will provide users with the fast and
accurate contextual information they need to protect their

Orange County-based Tevora, a premiere management
consulting firm focused on cybersecurity, risk, and compliance services,
is a trusted partner of Digital Shadows. Tevora's Managing Director of
Threat Management, Clayton Riness states, "SearchLight is one of the
powerful resources our Threat Team relies on to best manage our
customer's risk and security needs, and we are eager to take advantage
of the innovative Shadow Search capability."

For more details on SearchLight and Shadow Search, visit
or come along to our booth at RSA next week to see a demo - BOOTH 5107


Digital Shadows enables organizations to manage digital risk by
identifying and eliminating threats to their business and brand. We
monitor for digital risk across the widest range of data sources within
the open, deep and dark web to deliver tailored threat intelligence,
context and actionable remediation options that enable security teams to
be more effective and efficient. Our clients can focus on growing their
core business knowing that they are protected if their data is exposed,
if employees or third parties put them at risk, or if their brand is
being misused. To learn more, visit

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