Social Engineering

Social Engineering

Social engineering is the art of manipulating people to provide an attacker with confidential and private information. Social engineering allows attackers the opportunity to access an organization's network or access to a user’s system. A social engineer, for example, may call a user in an organization and pose as a help desk employee with the intention of manipulating the victim into providing their passwords and/or other sensitive information.

Technical assessments alone are simply not enough to defend against cyberattacks. People are the central component of any company process, and are often the primary gateway to sensitive data and processes Social engineering has become a very successful method for attackers to gain entry into a targeted organization. Once the access is gain, an attacker can easily then search through an organization’s network for sensitive information. Social engineers typically have two goals:

  • Data theft – in which attackers seek valuable or sensitive information or money

  • Data Sabotage – Attackers may seek to destroy and/or disrupt a victim’s environment with the intention of causing as much harm as possible.

Our team can perform numerous testing scenarios for your organization, including intelligence gathering from your environment through phone calls and phishing techniques. Conducting robust social engineering exercises reduces the total risk surface and exposes critical vulnerabilities in your organization and tests the efficacy of the organizational training and awareness programs.

Our experts will provide you with action items that will be tailored specifically to your organization to ultimately safeguard your environment from both internal and external threats.