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What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering is a cybersecurity attack. These attacks by cybercriminals use deception via social engagement to convince your team to provide them confidential information.

What is Social Engineering Testing from RedTeam Security?

Our security experts act as cyber-criminals to approach each engagement to gain company information. To catch a cyber-criminal, you must think like a criminal. We start by threat modeling which identifies what information the criminal would need and what part of the network they would target to get it. Our security professionals then create a pretext (a scenario) to use in the execution of the "attack". RedTeam social engineering testing assesses your people, processes, and procedures via email phishing, telephone vishing, and onsite attempts to breach physical safeguards.

RedTeam social engineering testing assesses your people, processes, and procedures via email phishing, telephone vishing and onsite attempts to breach physical safeguards.
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Types of Social Engineering Services

RedTeam Security offers the following types of Social Engineering Services to test the non-technical components of your cybersecurity program.

Email Phishing

Email Phishing is a common delivery method for ransomware attacks. Cyber-criminals use email phishing to gain a foothold on internal networks to enable phishing attacks, data breaches, and other internal network attacks.

Exchanges of sensitive information over email happen almost constantly. Rarely do email 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.

Telephone Vishing

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. This is especially true if they have information about the company, we are more apt to believe them.

Cyber-criminals are moving away from email and more toward telephone social engineering - RedTeam Security uses telephone social engineering (Vishing) to coerce staff into divulging sensitive information and get them to perform an action they typically would and should not.

Physical Social Engineering

During a physical, social engineering engagement, RedTeam Security engages staff directly (overt) or indirectly (covert) to identify weaknesses in how 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.

Our Methodology

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Benefits of Social Engineering Penetration Testing

Social engineering pen testing assesses employees' adaption and adherence to the security policies and practices you put into place. Our social engineering penetration testing service will provide you and your company with the deep truth about how easy it would be for an intruder to convince your employees to break security rules. When security rules are broken, it allows cyber-criminals access to sensitive information. The benefit is that you will know first-hand how successful your security training and procedures are working for your company.

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?

RedTeam Security's Social Engineering Services can help you decide by testing the different aspects of your security program.

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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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Social Engineering FAQs

What is phishing?

Scammers and cyber-criminals lure sensitive information and data from unsuspecting sources by disguising as a trustworthy source. Phishers use multiple platforms and ways to lure your information via email, phone, text messages, social media channels.

What is the goal of social engineering?

The goal of social engineering is to see how well employees will protect company information. Social engineering is the act of pretending or acting—social engineers their acting skills to develop a rapport to gain details and information.

How can businesses prevent phishing attacks?

Education is the best way for businesses to prevent phishing attacks. The best education is by conducting training programs with phishing scenarios that your employees can use in the real world to safeguard your company's sensitive data. SPAM filters and virus protections are another way to help prevent phishing attacks.

What is baiting?

Like in traditional fishing, baiting is luring an unsuspecting victim with an offer they cannot refuse. The offer is often based on fear, greed, and temptation to gain their sensitive data.

What is pretexting in cybersecurity

Social engineering pretexting is when an attacker or cyber-criminal tries to convince you to expose sensitive or valuable information or gain access to a service or system. Pretexting is when the attacker makes up a story to fool you, the victim.

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Use our Scoping Questionnaire to provide us with the necessary information to put together a proposal for you. Please be as thorough as possible with your responses, as it helps us ensure an accurate and complete proposal.
If you're interested in application penetration testing, you may find this article helpful when formulating your responses: Understanding Application Complexity For Penetration Testing.

If you have any questions, contact us at 612-234-7848 or schedule a meeting. We will follow up promptly once we receive your responses. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Dedicated Client Portal

Interact in real-time with your RedTeam security professionals on our user-friendly client portal and see firsthand as the team closes in on your company data.

Certified Security Experts

Our trusted security professionals hold certifications from the leading industry organizations, including OSCP, CASS, CPT, CISSP and more.

Research-Focused Approach

We hold industry-leading certifications and dedicate part of every day to research the latest exploit techniques to ensure our clients remain protected from evolving online attacks.

Free Remediation Testing

Once your team addresses remediation recommendations, RedTeam will schedule your retest at no additional charge.