You may have a robust IT infrastructure, a resilient network, and a tech-savvy and digitally connected workforce working harmoniously to deliver a great product or service. However, cybercriminals can use social engineering tricks like phishing to intrude into your network and systems and steal sensitive personal and business data.
In spite of your best efforts at sensitising your employees and customers about the dangers of cybercrime, fraudsters can manipulate unsuspecting people into sharing personal or business details, clicking links mimicking the websites of known organizations, or opening malicious attachments. Hence, you may contact a phishing vishing service provider to protect the digital assets of your company.
Offensive Shield’s social engineering assessment services allow organizations to test their systems and assess their employee’s readiness in detecting and responding to any phishing attacks.
Our custom social engineering assessments built by experts can identify the vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure in allowing phishing and vishing (voice calls) attacks. We let you gain valuable insights into the potential risks existing in your IT infrastructure and guide you in fixing them.
Social engineering is a technique to exploit human psychology and manipulate people into divulging confidential information, or gain physical access to buildings, systems, data, or information. Here, fraudsters, rather than exploiting the software glitches, trick employees into giving away their passwords or share network privileges to gain entry into the IT systems of organizations, and steal data.
In this deceptive attack, cybercriminals take recourse to persuade employees or users of an IT system to perform specific actions such as divulging their passwords or clicking on a link. Social engineering consists of a range of attacks, namely, phishing, vishing, tailgating, baiting, pretexting, and quid pro quo. Statistics suggest that more than 90% of cyber attacks rely on social engineering and so, it is important that organizations should assess their systems and stakeholders to thwart any related incidences. The best way to go about it is to seek assistance from a phishing vishing service provider and count on professional expertise.
In a real world scenario, fraudsters make use of various social engineering tricks to gain access into secured places and cause data breaches.
Social engineering assessments help organizations to figure out how secure their systems are or how knowledgeable their employees are in terms of following security regulations and compliances.
Being the most authentic phishing vishing service provider, we target employees and other stakeholders of an organization by using techniques such as spearphishing and vishing calls, among others, to gain unauthorized access into secured places.
The benefits gained by organizations in leveraging our social engineering assessment are as follows:
Identify the potential risks from various social engineering threats
Discover the public information footprint of your organization and employees, which cybercriminals can exploit later
Generate awareness among employees about the potential threats and train them in the ways to prevent them
Evaluate the defences of organizations
Prioritize security training for employees
Our phishing assessments are aimed at creating real-time, targeted, and sophisticated campaigns for organizations to raise awareness among employees about the risks associated with phishing. Our experts simulate emails or links mimicking some of the trusted websites or individuals to assess the awareness level of employees about risk and compliance and several fraudulent practices.
Vishing or Voice Call based assessments use phone calls to trick or coax an employee or user into providing unauthorized access to a secured area within the IT infrastructure or an organization. These calls can let a user into revealing sensitive information such as a password. The attacker can mimic the voice of someone known to the unsuspecting user or employee of an organization and elicit sensitive or critical pieces of information. Our phishing vishing service provider can conduct assessments and raise the level of awareness among employees and train them to detect such practices and respond.
The security professionals at Offensive Shield make use of in-person techniques like baiting the secured area with malware-infected USB drives, creating fake passcards or company badges, or tailgating employees to gain access into unauthorized and secured areas. Through such techniques, we can assess the awareness level of employees and train them into identifying and preventing such incidences.
Offensive Shield conducts a slew of targeted social engineering assessment exercises to understand the awareness and resilience of the system and employees in identifying and thwarting social engineering threats.
The reconnaissance process begins with collating information about the organization, its systems, clients, employees, and other stakeholders. The process ultimately determines the success of our social engineering assessment. So, instead of receiving information from the organization directly, we conduct research (offline/online) to gather valuable information about the organization or its employees to simulate a social engineering attack.
Our experts prepare the phishing test by simulating scenarios to ensure it appears authentic to the target audience and can achieve its objectives. The phishing test is underpinned on scenarios such as:
Our social engineering experts begin to target specific employees with phone calls or emails. The on-site assessments are carried out simultaneously by baiting employees with USB drives left in easily accessible or common areas, and tailgating them to gain access into unauthorized areas. As part of the test, the experts try to build rapport with employees through social media interactions. They try to compromise the systems by gaining network privileges from stakeholders through fraudulent requests.
Once the test is executed, the social engineering experts of Offensive Shield analyze and document the results, and submit the same to the organization for review. Thereafter, they provide suitable recommendations to the organization about the existing vulnerabilities in the system or the lack of awareness levels among the employees. Finally, remediation steps are taken to enhance the level of security awareness and resolve any issues related to training or security policy.
Our experienced cybersecurity specialists launch a simulated attack comprising social engineering techniques of phishing, vishing, etc., to access critical information.
Our techniques mimic the ones used by real hackers to bring to light any existing vulnerabilities.
We perform simulated social engineering assessments to detect the level of security awareness among your employees.
We brief you about the potential risks and the mitigating measures to prevent any real-world attack.