Social engineering is one of the most common types of cybersecurity attack. Social engineering leverages deception, human emotion, and vulnerability to convince users to reveal sensitive information and data in order to compromise an information system. An effective countermeasure against social engineering attacks for an organization is to provide continuous education and to implement a security awareness training program.
BitSpartan Social Engineering attack simulations are a form of penetration testing designed to test the effectiveness of an organization's cybersecurity awareness training program. Our Certified Ethical Hackers can simulate the most common types of social engineering attacks and provide analytics and reporting to help organizations focus their training efforts where they are most needed.
We can customize the social engineering penetration test to your needs. Some organizations start with a specific attack type and ramp up their strategy based on the results of the first campaign. For our SE simulations we do not use templates (unless there are specific goals). We spend hours doing recon, so our attack looks professional and legitimate. Regardless of the type of scenario you need to stage, we can help.
Custom crafted emails to lure recipients to reply, click a link, or open an attachment. This campaign targets the entire organization and provides information around the interaction of the recipients.
Vishing and Smishing
We attempt to get users to disclose sensitive information either over the phone or by SMS. For vishing, we can randomly pick targets or specific targets. For smishing, targets can be an entire organization, group, or individual.
Custom crafted emails to lure recipients to reply, click a link, or open an attachment. This campaign targets individuals or groups and provides information around the interaction of the recipients.
We work with your IT team to momentarily point DNS records of a popular social media site (or in-house web application) to a cloned version. We report on who entered credentials. This tests the user's level of training around invalid or certificate warnings.
Custom crafted emails to lure recipients to reply, click a link, or open an attachment. This campaign targets C-suite personnel and other high-profile targets and provides information around the interaction of the recipients.
Tailgating and Piggybacking
We can pretend to be someone from maintenance that lost our badge, follow someone in while a door is open, or simply ask an employee to hold the door for us while pretending to have our hands full. We report on successful and unsuccessful attempts.
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Why simulate a social engineering attack?
Evaluate training and awareness program effectiveness
Know who are the most susceptible and what attacks are most successful
Identify gaps in security training
Test security policy and procedures effectiveness
Prioritize training efforts in areas that need improvement
Prevent social engineering attack incidents
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BitSpartan penetration tests are all conducted by elite ethical hackers who have undergone the most rigorous training available. All of our pen testers hold industry-recognized certifications such as LPT, CPENT, OSCP, GPEN, or CEH Master. All of our pen testers deployed in any engagement have demonstrated advanced reconnaissance and foot printing techniques. Many of these techniques require advanced level social engineering skills, especially during active reconnaissance, where our ethical hackers attempt to lure a victim into disclosing sensitive information in order to advance towards their goal.
Whether you need social engineering penetration testing done for compliance, contractual, remediation, or hygienic reasons, we can help.