Social Engineering

Defend Against Social Engineering Attacks

Spear Phishing

Solutions to Combat Targeted Attacks

Social engineering continues to be an increasing threat and major contributor of cyber attacks. Studies show that over 90% of cyber attacks stemmed from social engineering, with phishing emails serving as the leading method used. Educating employees—your first line of defense—on how to recognize and avert social engineering attacks is critical to minimizing your chance of a data breach.

Why Choose RedLens InfoSec for Your Social Engineering Program?

We work with you to determine your largest risk area and how it can be exploited. Are employees thoroughly trained on how to detect a phishing email? Are they at risk for sharing proprietary information in fear of not seeming helpful? We identify and equip your organization with actionable steps to prevent threat actors from getting a foothold in your network.

customized engagements

Customized Social Engineering Campaigns

Choose from social engineering programs that encompass both on-premises and off-premises services to fit your specific needs.

our customer centric approach

Customer-centric Approach

We go beyond using automated tools—receive customized, hands-on experience with our dedicated team.

customized training options

Our Micro-training Component

Want to train your security team to send internal phishing emails? We teach you the steps to make it happen.

Benefits of Social Engineering Programs

Our social engineering programs evaluate your employees’ ability to react to manipulative techniques used by bad actors attempting to infiltrate your environment. From phishing to tailgating, false representation to baiting, we employ common tactics used to access, uncover, and compromise your valuable data and assets. You choose the method—we launch the attack.

  • Pinpoint vulnerable spots in your environment

    Each social engineering program measures your organization’s ability to detect, respond to, and mitigate an attack.
  • We design a unique defense program for your organization

    Our dedicated team works to identify your unique needs, including on-premises or off-premises campaigns, or both.
  • Strenthen your defenses against an attack

    We test your organization's engagement with our malicious efforts to determine areas of risk and help you boost measures to defend your network.
  • Get follow-on support

    We deliver micro-training support to your team so they can continue the training efforts within your organization.

Detect Your Risks of an Attack

Our social engineering engagements identify your organization's areas of weakness in a controlled environment—without the actual consequences of a data breach. Test, train, and secure your employees' interactions with common social engineering tactics to prevent an actual attack.

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Top Social Engineering FAQs

Social engineering, an attack targeting people, continues to be one of the most successful techniques criminals use to gain access to sensitive data and networks. It incorporates a method of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential and/or proprietary information.

There are several social engineering tactics cybercriminals use to gain access to private information or access to internal systems and networks. Here are some of the most common:

  1. Phishing (spear phishing, whaling)
  2. Vishing and smishing
  3. Baiting
  4. Pretexting
  5. Tailgating
  6. Watering hole attacks
  7. Quid pro quo

The best way to avoid becoming a victim of social engineering is by being cautious and learning to recognize the warning signs and similar patterns they follow. Many social engineering techniques prey on human emotions such as fear, trust, and curiosity. Before reacting to an interaction (email, website, phone call, or text), exercise due diligence. Credible entities do not use these tactics to elicit a response.
It's a good practice to authenticate the identity of the person or business communicating with you. Do you actually do business with this company? Were you expecting an email or phone call from them? Did you enter the contest you supposedly won? Remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Taking additional steps can also help protect you from social engineering attacks, such as ensuring you install anti-virus software, staying up-to-date with software updates, using a VPN whenever possible, utilizing multi-factor authentication, and limiting the information you share online, to name a few.

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How to Detect Social Engineering: Identifying the Red Flags

Explore the types of social engineering attacks, key indicators, phishing awareness training, and actionable steps to identify and thwart social engineering attempts to safeguard your organization.

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