MIT Sloan Management Review
4 min read · From 2019 · The financial costs of cyber crime are set to reach $6 trillion by 2021, and executives are increasingly struggling to protect their businesses. Cyber criminals prosper partly because they’ve built a sophisticated supply chain on the dark web, whereby they provide every service necessary to launch – and profit from – an attack. Researchers at the Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS) consortium analyzed dark web markets and interviewed cybersecurity experts to build a comprehensive portrait of the online cyber crime ecosystem. In a white paper for the MIT Sloan Management Review, the authors describe the marketplaces where hackers and attackers come together. The paper also offers much-needed fresh strategies for combating the threat.