Social engineering is a technique for psychological manipulation of people that relies on exploiting weaknesses in human nature. TAD GROUP services related to that include several categories that will assess the susceptibility to manipulation of a company's employees:
- Spear Phishing
Spear phishing is a technique that targets a certain set of individuals by forging highly customized emails
Vishing or "voice phishing" is a subset of phishing where the attacker relies only on voice communication as means of exploitation
An example scenario for a phishing attack can be seen below:
Latest researches in the industry show that more than 30% of all breaches that lead to substantial data loss or information leakage are due to successful social engineering attacks. It is widely believed that the weakest link in a cybersecurity defense is the employees. Therefore, social engineering tests are highly recommended especially for large-scale companies with a high number of employees that operate with sensitive information.