The dark web has become an essential resource in law enforcement investigations. Now the primary hub of criminal commerce, the dark web is a fully functional marketplace that shrouds a torrent of illicit activity and exploitive behavior.
Law enforcement agencies seeking to defend and protect the innocent are spending increased amounts of time and resources uncovering and discovering the criminal acts and illicit transactions taking place in these domains and markets. But engaging with the dark web poses its own risk for law enforcement. Investigators need to be able to see, understand and work in potentially dangerous places, without compromising their own device or network security, without compromising the speed of the mission or risking the privacy of the individual.