Traditional penetration testing is a by-the-book endeavor that relies on probing for external weaknesses, and when found, pivoting through the internal devices of an organization’s network. This is effective when assessing technical safeguards. The very nature of social engineering attacks, however, require a very different set of skills to defend against.
Social engineering attacks work by deceiving and manipulating employees to provide information and resources to unauthorized individuals. This cannot be defended by conventional cyber security mechanisms. Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and intrusion detection systems are all powerless to deal with these threats because they target the people instead of the technology. We provide risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies to keep you on positive footing when dealing with the most dangerous organizational threats of the modern era.