Course Description

Did you know?

Facebook is on the "Dark Web", which is also part of the "Deep Web." With an increase in WFH (Work From Home), MUCH MORE of your small business info became exposed. Likely, some of your information was, or will be, sold to file fraudulent loan applications and tax returns. Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Professionals provide a brief look into the "Dark Web," its users, and uses. Discussions include which businesses are the most vulnerable and the risks associated; be armed with the knowledge to head off potential cyber problems. 

Course Outline

• History of the “Dark Web” and “Deep Web”

• Who uses the “Dark Web?”

• What uses are available via the “Dark Web?”

• Most vulnerable audiences presently? Gaming? Customers? Children? Work from Home?

• What makes a given “audience” vulnerable?

• Device Specific Vulnerability: Desktop, Phones, Wi-fi Connections

• Business risks: Banks, Email, Accounting, Other

Learner Outcomes

• Gain basic understanding of the “Dark Web,” why it exists, its uses, and ways to steer clear of access to it, etc.

• Identify signs of exploitation and learn how to prevent data exposure to the “Dark Web.”

• Steps to “removal” of information already compromised and found on the dark web.

• Resources available to help with business and customer protection.

• Participants find ways to implement, costs of implementation, and direct impact of better security for data protection.


A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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