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Your network can have the most cutting-edge defensive technology – firewalls, VPNs, constantly updated anti-virus software, encryption, and more, but none of that will matter if an employee inadvertently compromises your system. After all, it only takes one person to click on a malicious email attachment or link to give hackers access to your company’s valuable data. Attackers do this through social engineering, the art of manipulating people so that they give up confidential information or perform actions that they normally wouldn’t.

Common forms of social engineering include phishing, smishing, vishing, and pharming. These types of email and phone-based attacks skyrocketed in 2020 and 2021. According to FBI statistics, reports of these crimes increased by over 1,200% in 2021 compared to 2018.With more employees working remotely, hackers are working harder than ever to take advantage of the virtual work environment and scam businesses.

That’s why social engineering assessment services are so critical. By testing how easily your employees can be tricked into giving up sensitive information, you can get a good idea of where your security weaknesses are – and take steps to fix them before the bad guys exploit them. With our in-depth social engineering assessments, TrollEye Security can help you identify the most important security training opportunities for employees and other insiders. Contact us today and start turning your human element into the strongest component of your cybersecurity framework.

Understand and Reduce Your Risk with a Social Engineering Assessment

By nature, most people tend to be trusting because they, themselves, would never try to scam or defraud someone else. However, that is beginning to change as we experience a non-stop barrage of suspicious emails, texts, and other social engineering tactics designed to take advantage of human nature. That means that malicious actors are become more and more sophisticated in their attempts to steal your data.

With a TrollEye Security social engineering assessment, you can better understand and reduce the risk of a successful attack. You'll learn what hacking approaches are most likely to work when used against your employees and understand the risks from multiple forms of attack. With this information, you can prepare for and train insiders more effectively and create a solid base of employees who won't accidentally put your organization at risk.

With a TrollEye Security social engineering assessment, you can better understand and reduce the risk of a successful attack. You'll learn what hacking approaches are most likely to work when used against your employees and understand the risks from multiple forms of attack. With this information, you can prepare for and train insiders more effectively and create a solid base of employees who won't accidentally put your organization at risk.

Take your social engineering defense on the offense. Get started with your assessment from TrollEye Security today

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Types of Social Engineering Assessments

Social engineering attacks are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated, making it more important than ever to be on guard. Here some are the forms of cybersecurity risks we perform assessments for that help you tighten up security, improve regulatory compliance, and ensure that the team members of your organization are not your weakest link.

Phishing (Email-Based)

One of the most common and dangerous forms of social engineering, phishing involves sending an email that appears to be from a legitimate source in order to trick the recipient into giving up sensitive information or clicking on a malicious link. This type of email-based attack is often used to steal login credentials or financial information

Smishing (Phone-Based)

Similar to phishing, smishing uses text messages instead of emails to try and trick the recipient. This form of social engineering is on the rise as more people use their smartphones for work tasks.

Vishing (Phone-Based)

With vishing, attackers place phone calls using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) in order to spoof caller ID information and make it appear as if they are calling from legitimate sources, such as a bank or government agency. The attacker will then try to get the victim to give up sensitive information or transfer money.

USB-Drive Baiting

In this type of social engineering attack, hackers leave USB drives or other portable storage devices in public places, such as parking lots or coffee shops. When people find the device and plug it into their computer, malicious software is installed that can give the attacker access to sensitive data or allow them to remotely control the victim’s computer.

Physical Attacks (On-Site)

In some cases, attackers will use physical means to try and gain access to buildings or devices in order to steal information or plant malware. This can include tailgating (following someone into a restricted area), or pretending to be a service tech, vendor, or other legitimate visitor. These forms of on-site social engineering tactics are tested under our physical penetration testing services.

A social engineering assessment is designed to help you identify the most vulnerable areas of your organization so that you have the informational resources you need to take steps to fix them before the bad guys exploit them. After your assessment is complete, TrollEye Security will review with you our report on what your employees are already doing well and where improvement, compliance awareness, and training is needed.

Don’t wait for a security breach to show you where your employees need training. Contact TrollEye Security instead

TrollEye Security: Engineered for Your Success

TrollEye Security’s penetration testing and social engineering assessment services have been developed over decades of experience in the cybersecurity industry. Our experts performing testing and risk assessment analysis services are passionate about improving your company’s security; that’s why we are constantly learning about new risk factors and forms of attack. Our team members also hold industry certifications including SnortCP (Snort Certified Professional), HP ASE (Network Security) and HP Master ASE (Network Infrastructure), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), and OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional).

When you contact TrollEye Security, you’re getting access to the very best that the cybersecurity industry has to offer. Our continuous penetration testing services make us stand out from other cybersecurity companies who may only test once or twice per year. New threats are being developed daily by malicious hackers, so our approach is an on-going effort. Our team members are dedicated in our mission to fight cybercrime and protect organizations like yours from the vulnerability and risk that inherently comes with operating a company in today’s internet-based, always online world.

The Social Engineering Assessment Process

When you partner with TrollEye Security, we turn our experience into your strategic cybersecurity advantage. We’ll review with you your company’s specific risk profile and special considerations, number of social engineering targets that will be involved in the assessment, and agree upon the Rules of Engagement, or ROE. The ROE outlines the specific parameters of the assessment so it’s clear what testing will take place, when and where it will happen, and who will be involved.

As part of our comprehensive offensive-based cybersecurity services, we recommend including penetration testing (both internal penetration testing and external penetration testing), physical penetration testing, and dark web monitoring as part of your overall cybersecurity risk management. You can also read more about these services in our blog articles.

Smart Employees Mean Stronger Security

Keeping your organization safe from phishing, vishing, smishing, and other forms of email and phone based cyber attacks is a critical part of network safety and regulatory compliance. However, with proper training and vigilant employees, these types of security failures are 100% preventable. With social engineering assessment services and recommendations from TrollEye Security, you will be solidly on the path to better educated insiders that equal a safer, more secure network. Contact us today for a free consultation.