Social Engineering
Social engineering exploits the human vulnerability through virtual or physical manipulation techniques. With our Social Engineering Assessment, we help you to sensitize employees and improve your IT security.

Social Engineering

Social engineering exploits the human vulnerability through virtual or physical manipulation techniques. With our Social Engineering Assessment, we help you to sensitize employees and improve your IT security.
Social Engineering

What is a Social Engineering Assessment?

In social engineering , the attacker uses false identities and manipulation techniques to obtain information, passwords, and sensitive data through employees. The global economy suffers billions of dollars in damage every year from social engineering attacks. Yet social engineering is an underestimated threat. Unlike a gap in code, it is hard to grasp and also represents the company's last line of defense . Nevertheless, the concrete consequences for your company can be serious, as passwords or critical information fall into the wrong hands.

Social Engineering often Marks the Beginning of a Hacker Attack

That makes social engineering dangerous. Conversely, it also means that if you succeed in preventing social engineering attacks, many attacks on your company will be ineffective.

  • For example, the attacker gains access to a building via social engineering, where he then has further opportunities to attack the system.
  • He writes a phishing email in order to obtain a password and thus secure initial access rights.
  • More than 75% of all social engineering attacks start with a phishing email. Only a fraction of existing exploits exploit a purely technical vulnerability.
  • In contrast, 97% of malware attacks the user with social engineering techniques.

Advantages of the Social Engineering Assessment

There is no software, no update and no device against social engineering. If you want to protect your company effectively against social engineering attacks, you need to train all employees regularly. This applies to the entire workforce: even if an employee only has simple access rights to certain systems - this gateway could be enough for an attacker to launch further deeper attacks. Every employee is a potential weak point, but hardly any employees have adequate security awareness. For most employees, IT security is just an abstract concept that has no connection to your reality. That's why they have a hard time recognizing and defending against social engineering attacks in an emergency.

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