Social EngineeringA test of how well your employees are trained to protect information
FRSecure is a full service information security consulting and management company. If you need anything security related, from assessments to social engineering to security training to policy development etc., give our team of experts a call and find out how to get our experience working for you.
What is Social Engineering?
Social Engineering is a method of testing the level of security training and knowledge your employees truly possess. As a leader, it’s possible you assume your employees would never do something as silly as give their username and password to a total stranger. But are you right?
Social Engineering is a way to test exactly that.
If FRSecure does your Social Engineering exercise, we’ll probably get domain credentials (username and password) from 3 out of 4 of your employees.
Why would I want to do a Social Engineering exercise?
Social Engineering measures training and awareness. If your employees do a good job of protecting information, you’ll know that your security training is effective. If they don’t, then you know that some additional training is probably a good idea.
Alternatively, you can use a Social Engineering exercise to drive home the need for all your employees to pay attention to protecting organizational information. Remember, your security is only as good as your weakest link. It only takes one person falling for a phishing attempt to allow bad guys access to your network.
What's included in Social Engineering?
Most Social Engineering exercises are one or more of the following:
- A simulated Phishing or Spear-Phising attack
- Pre-texted phone call
- Attempts to gain physical access
Phishing is the most popular version within FRSecure’s client base.
How much does Social Engineering cost?
Most Social Engineering engagements aren’t very expensive. We try to keep the cost of these down to a minimum because we think it’s important for every organization to do in some form.
All you need to do is spend a few minutes on the phone with our team to make sure we are delivering exactly what you need and want.