Social engineering penetration test is a technique used by ethical hackers to test the social engineering tactics on an organization’s employees to understand the security posture and where the vulnerabilities lie and how to explore them from a cyber intruder perspective. This technique is engineered with the knowledge of the organization as a skilled professional will pose as an attacker to study the security loopholes and to assess the user’s awareness regarding malicious emails and links.
Social engineering is a cybersecurity threat that the businesses are prone to. There are various methods of social engineering that are becoming to be more successful attempts to accomplish data loss or to generate revenue by the cybercriminals. Human error is proven to be the reason for the success of many cyber incidents within an organization. Social Engineering Penetration testing has two types. They are;
Off-site social engineering attacks occur mainly via the following methods;
Avoid Security Breaches – Identify The Organizational Vulnerabilities And Mitigate Them Before A Breach Occurs.
Simulated Social Engineering Attack Puts A New Perspective Of Your Organization’s Security Flaws.
Improves Security By Bringing Remedial Measures To Tighten Your Organizational Information Security Plan.
Education And Cyber Security Awareness To Your Employees That Will Make Them Familiar With Social Engineering Attacks.
Detailed Report Of The Vulnerabilities And Security Flaws Are Provided.
It Gives A Real-Time Assertion Of How Much Employees Adhere To Company Security Policies.