Is Your Business at Risk? Consider a Social Engineering Test Assessment

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While news of the latest cyber-attack are headlines in the security world, it has been revealed that the biggest threats to a company’s security lies much closer to home with their employees. While employees don’t necessarily have to be malicious to put the company at risk, they may not understand the security risks associated with their behavior and their role in protecting business critical information.

According to the Cisco Annual Security Report, almost half (47 percent) of respondents cited internal security breaches and lack of employee awareness (39 percent) as a security challenge.

Social Engineering has become one of the prevalent attack methods in use today, and social engineering test assessments are now a must for organizations to understand the real-world threats to their business. These assessments can help identify the potential holes in the “human network” to prevent information breaches and to strengthen the company’s security and compliance posture.

People, not machines may be the biggest problem. According to the 2016 Cyberthreat Defense Report for North America & Europe, “Low security awareness among employees continues to be the greatest inhibitor to defending against cyberthreats.”

A Social Engineering Test Assessment.

Are your employees truly prepared for skilled con artists using advanced phishing techniques? Employees represent a possible weak link in security for many organizations. The Social Engineering Test Assessment is designed to complement a Network Penetration Test and Web Application Vulnerability Assessment by attempting to convince your employees to divulge sensitive information through the use of emails and phone call scripts customized to your company.

The Benefits of Collecting this Data

The assessment can help your organization:

  • Establish the current state of security awareness among personnel as well as determine gaps in policy, procedure, enforcement and security awareness training.
  • Gain an understanding of real-world risks to the organization from the perspective of an attacker, going beyond the limitations of automated scanning.
  • Employees develop an enhanced level of awareness and diligence in protecting business-critical information.

Identify the potential holes in your organization’s human network. Contact EnhancedTECH for more details at 714-970-9330 or at [email protected]

Samantha Keller

Director of Marketing and PR at EnhancedTECH
Samantha Keller (AKA Sam) is a published author, tech-blogger, event-planner and mother of three fabulous humans. Samantha has worked in the IT field for the last fifteen years, intertwining a freelance writing career along with technology sales, events and marketing. She began working for EnhancedTECH ten years ago after earning her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and attending Fuller Seminary. She is a lover of kickboxing, extra-strong coffee, and Wolfpack football.Her regular blog columns feature upcoming tech trends, cybersecurity tips, and practical solutions geared towards enhancing your business through technology.
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