A social engineering test is a simulated attack from the perspective of a bad actor, such as a malicious hacker. The purpose is to simulate a cyber security in a way to circumvent traditional security protocols. It’s an attack and attempt to uncover security vulnerabilities that might otherwise be discovered by hackers. This type of attack provides valuable insight into the security posture of assets and the opportunity to address them before hackers are able to cause serious damage by exploiting them.
Hackers who use social engineering are constantly coming up with new means of attack; that’s why it’s so important to work with third-party testing professionals who are on the cutting edge of the latest attack trends, rather than relying on a DIY social engineering approach alone.
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