As the CISO for your company, you have performed a security assessment and developed policies and procedures. Multiple training sessions have been conducted and communications sent regarding security controls, who to notify in case of a suspected scam, phishing email, or potential social engineering attack, procedures for identifying callers before sharing confidential information, and visitor procedures. But will team members follow those procedures in a real-world situation?
That is where RedTeam Security's Social Engineering Services can help. Social Engineering engagements will test the different aspects of your "people" security program. Our security experts approach each engagement as a bad actor would. They gain as much information as they can about your goals and your company by pretexting (who are they going to pretend to be and what information will they try to get), obtaining approvals, and executing.
RedTeam Security offers the following types of Social Engineering Services to test the non-technical components of your cybersecurity program.
Exchanges of sensitive information over email happen almost constantly, day in and day out. Yet, hardly any of these exchanges go through the proper channels for authentication and authorization. RedTeam Security's social engineering testing uses email phishing and spear phishing in hopes of baiting staff into visiting unknown websites, divulging sensitive information, or getting them to perform an action they otherwise should not be. Email Phishing is the delivery method for ransomware attacks and is a common method for bad actors to gain a foothold on internal networks to enable phishing attacks, data breaches, and other internal network attacks.
Much like email, exchanges of sensitive information over the phone happen at an almost constant rate. In many cases, we trust that the person on the other end of the phone is who they say they are. And if they have some information about the company, we are more apt to believe them. However, bad actors are moving away from email toward telephone social engineering. RedTeam Security uses telephone social engineering (Vishing) to coerce staff into divulging sensitive information or otherwise get them to perform an action they should not.
During a physical social engineering engagement, RedTeam Security engages staff directly (overt) or indirectly (covert) to identify weaknesses in the way they physically handle visitors and those pretending to be employees, vendors, or business partners. RedTeam Security's social engineering tactics include our social engineers masquerading as vendors, new employees, business partners, and more to entice staff into divulging sensitive information or permitting access to sensitive areas of the facility.
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While technology has given criminals ample opportunity to exploit organizations, social engineering is a classic technique these "bad guys" use to exploit an organization's weaknesses to gain access to valuable information. RedTeam Security's rigid social engineering testing will help your organization educate everyone on your team or access your information to learn how to protect and safeguard it from criminals. Our social engineering testing will highlight potential problems so you can use our findings to prevent a breach from occurring. To learn more, schedule your free virtual meeting with a RedTeam Security expert today at 612-234-7848.
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