Security Social Engineering Testing

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Social engineering is one of the key ways attackers can gain access to information about your organization. People are the weakest link in the daily management of network security, your network security can be circumvented by one employee mistake, putting the entire organization at risk. 

Security Social Engineering Testing: Phishing, Vishing and Smishing, Pretexting, Baiting, Tailgating and Quid Pro Quo, for more information about each services, please see Security Social Engineering Testing Services below.


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Performing Internal Social Engineering Testing

One of the best ways to measure and improve upon your employees’ level of social engineering security awareness is by putting it to the test. Risk Cognizance provide on-site and remote social engineering testing,  With our social engineering engagements, we simulate how real hackers would deceive your employees to access sensitive company information. If you don’t have a security awareness program in place, this is a great way to also see where your employees stand and begin training based on the results. If you already train your employees in security awareness, our various social engineering engagements can help you test your program and make it even better.

A Risk Cognizance social engineering prevention engagement tests a broad spectrum of controls to identify security risks related to the following areas:

Security Social Engineering Testing Services

Phishing Test

Phishing is a social engineering technique in which simulate an attacker sends fraudulent emails, claiming to be from a reputable and trusted source.

Vishing and Smishing Test

While phishing is used to describe fraudulent email practices, similar manipulative techniques are practiced using other communication methods such as phone calls and text messages.

Pretexting Test

Pretexting is a type of social engineering technique where simulated attacker creates a scenario where the victim feels compelled to comply under false pretenses. Typically, the simulated attacker will impersonate someone in a powerful position to persuade the victim to follow their orders.

Baiting Test

Baiting puts something enticing or curious in front of the victim to lure them into the social engineering trap. A baiting scheme could placing USB drive in an attempt to trick the user to into it into their device.

Tailgating Test

Tailgating is a simplistic social engineering attack used to gain physical access to access to an unauthorized location. Tailgating is achieved by closely following an authorized user into the area without being noticed by the authorized user.

Quid Pro Quo Test

Quid Pro Quo social engineering tactic in which the attacker attempts a trade of service for information. A quid pro quo scenario could involve an attacker calling the main lines of companies pretending to be from the IT department, attempting to reach someone who was having a technical issue.

Social Engineering & Information Security with Risk Cognizance

Our clients has high confidence in their cyber security status. out suite of Information Security Services is designed to identify weak spots by actually trying to break into your system. If our “hackers” succeed, we’ll produce a full report of our findings and recommendations to mitigate the vulnerabilities in your technical environment.

Cyber Security Policy Gap Services

Phishing Preparedness Services

Network Vulnerability Scanning Services

Penetration Testing Services

Social Engineering Tests

Physical Security Review and Assessment

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