Social Engineering Breaches
Malicious actors have a greater chance of successfully breaching a network infrastructure through social engineering than through traditional network/application exploitation. To help you prepare for this type of attack vector, we use a combination of Human and Electronic methodologies to simulate attacks. Human-based attacks consist of impersonating a trusted individual in an attempt to gain information and/or access to information or the client infrastructure. Electronic-based attacks consists of using complex phishing attacks crafted with specific organizational goals and rigor in mind. Encyphr customizes a methodology and attack plan specifically for your organization.
What is the Purpose of Social Engineering?
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.