A social engineering attack is a method that bad actors use to leverage the “people” vulnerabilities within an organization. Social engineering can involve email phishing, spear phishing, vishing, smishing, tailgating, pretexting, and physical access.
Training your employees is one of the most cost-conscious and cost-effective security solutions to reducing risk. Not only should employees know how to identify social engineering attacks, but they should also know what steps to take if they do suspect one. Hiring an outside organization to perform simulated phishing campaigns or social engineering engagements is a great way to test how prepared your organization is in the event of a real social engineering attack.