Social Engineering bypasses all Technologies, including Firewalls.
Social engineering is all about exploiting human interactions and interpersonal trust to gain access into your organization. Trust is the key to conduct business and to maintain relationships with people. Employees must be trusted to do the right thing if the business is to operate effectively. Cyber criminals take advantage of this trust-based relationships and deliberately try to gain access to information directly from employees. If an organization’s workforce is not security aware then it could cost the organization dearly.
A single breach could cost billion dollars in fines & penalties, reputation and the trust of the clients that they do business with. Organizations invest a tremendous amount of money and resources into securing technology, but little if anything into securing their employees and staff. Social Engineering is at the root of many major breaches to information systems. Relying heavily on technical or physical controls will not be productive if your employees are not aware, informed and trained. As a result, people, not technology, have become the weakest link in cybersecurity.
Our social engineering program is a robust and tailor made to help you understand your strengths and ability to fight back against cybercriminals using social engineering techniques. We partner with our clients, understand their business models and design a social engineering program that well suits their business environments. Our Social Engineering test is like penetration test to your workforce, where we try to uniquely identify the common weakness across the organization’s workforce and provide a report with recommendations. The program would be a real social engineering attack which might include a combination of different social engineering tools targeting your employees at different levels within your organization. At the end of every social engineering test we provide a detailed report on each technique used and employee behavior in each technique.