Criminals are professional manipulators. So it should come as no surprise that cyber criminals are able to manipulate others online. This type of manipulation, however, is far scarier and much easier to conduct online. Without the ability to see the person on the other end, it is hard to tell whether or not they are who they say they are. Criminals online can easily obtain confidential information by posing as an authoritative representative of a company. The “art” of this online manipulation is now referred to as social engineering, and is increasingly becoming a huge security risk for companies and users alike.
How Can Organizations Prevent Social Engineering Tactics?
In the most simple explanation, the security and prevention of releasing confidential information and data to cyber criminals comes down to knowing who you can and cannot trust. Since this boils down to relying on each individual’s judgment on who to trust, there is no 100% surefire way to safeguard against social engineering tactics. However, social engineering consulting services can greatly decrease the likelihood of information and data leaks.
Fight Cyber Criminals With Social Engineering Consulting Services
Social engineering consulting services help employees in organizations learn how to identify a potential social engineering attacks and what they can do to prevent them from happening in the future. The more employees within an organization know how to identify potential attacks, the greater the chance of preventing information and data leaks becomes.
Replicating An Attack
The greatest way of preventing social engineering attacks, is to experience one first hand (it’s okay, only in a simulation). We consult organizations and employees within them on common themes and tactics employed by cyber attackers. Some of the most common tactics used through email which are discussed include:
- Displaying Distrust Or Creating Conflict
- Imitation Of A Trusted Source
- Responding To A Question Which Had Never Been Asked Before
Teaching Valuable Protection Methods
Organizations and employees who are able to protect themselves in the event of an attack will greatly reduce the chances of falling victim to an attack. Our social engineering consulting services will outline best practices and methods of social engineering attack protection.
Protect Your Organization Against Information & Data Leaks
The optimal way of defending against these criminals is through continuous training and consulting on how to identify and prevent social engineering attacks. The more prepared your organization and staff is, the better the likelihood of keeping information and data secured. Speak to our cyber security consultants for more information about our social engineering consulting services by contacting us online or calling us directly at 202.816.6658.