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A recent LastPass survey of more than 3,000 global consumers found that 40 percent of people don’t know what the dark web is and when their data is compromised. 86 percent claim they have no way of even knowing if their information is on the dark web. With the pandemic forcing everybody’s daily activities online, consumers and businesses are prone to online and cyber threats, making it evermore important to control online assets and prevent data breaches.

LastPass by LogMeIn recently unveiled a new Security Dashboard that provides end users with a complete overview of the security of their online accounts and actionable steps to strengthen their online security. The new LastPass Security Dashboard now includes dark web monitoring, a new feature available to LastPass Premium, Families and Business customers, that proactively watches for breach activity and alerts users when they need to take action. The new Security Dashboard now also gives all LastPass users, regardless of tier, a full picture of their online security, providing control and protection over their digital life and accounts.

LastPass’s New Security Dashboard Includes Dark Web Monitoring

“At LastPass, the security of our users is our top priority. We believe it’s extremely important to be informed of ways to protect your identity if your login, financial or personal information is compromised, said Dan Michele, Vice President of Product Management, IAM at LogMeIn. “Adding dark web monitoring and alerting into our Security Dashboard was a no brainer for us. LastPass already takes care of your passwords, and now you can extend that protection to more parts of their digital life. LastPass is now equipped to truly be your home for managing your online security, making it simple to take action and stay safe in an increasingly digital world.”

Preventing Security Breaches

The dark web monitoring feature checks email addresses against a 3rd party database of breached credentials. If that email address has been found in the database, the user will be immediately notified by email and with a message directly in their LastPass Security Dashboard. Users will then be prompted to update the password for that compromised account.

LastPass’s New Security Dashboard Includes Dark Web Monitoring

LastPass users also do not have to manually run a scan to get the status on the security of their passwords. When they open the Security Dashboard section of their Vault, the information will be presented to them without any additional steps. 

The previous LastPass Security Challenge that was released in 2010 required users to manually run a security scan every time they wanted to see the health of their accounts. Now, every time users open their Security Dashboard, their information is available to them automatically.

“It’s extremely important to be informed of ways to protect your identity if your login, financial or personal information is compromised. Adding dark web monitoring and alerting into our Security Dashboard was a no brainer for us. LastPass already takes care of your passwords, and now you can extend that protection to more parts of your digital life,” said Michele. “LastPass is now equipped to truly be your home for managing your online security – making it simple to take action and stay safe in an increasingly digital world. With LastPass all your critical information is safe so you can access it whenever and wherever you need to.”

The new Security Dashboard is now available for all LastPass users in their LastPass vault. LastPass Premium, Families and Business customers will be able to activate dark web monitoring, at no additional cost, from the Security Dashboard.

Moving Into the Identity Market

After conversations with customers over the past decade on password management, many organizations began to use LastPass as their first step in identity management to securely store passwords, complement their single sign-on solution and deploy multi-factor authentication. This motivated LastPass in 2019 to move into the identity market.

“This signaled to us how password management is only a portion of identity management, and there was a gap in organizations today,” said Michele. “With our LastPass identity and access management offerings, we’re providing these companies with secure, flexible solutions that easily fit into their existing infrastructure, allow for a simple deployment, and at the same time meet the expectations of their end users.”

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