Social engineering is a type of cybersecurity attack that uses social and technical deception, in order to convince individuals to provide information that is potentially confidential or valuable in some ways to use for criminal or fraudulent purposes.
A-LIGN provides testing that replicates these conditions in order to extract information or gain access to a location through the end-user. This testing can include phishing phone calls, targeted emails, or attempts to bypass physical controls in order to access sensitive information.
Types of Social Engineering Attacks
A-LIGN’s team of penetration testers have both conducted and seen a variety of social engineering attacks, including:
- Physical entry attacks: Where a penetration tester or hacker manages to enter a client building through a concealed identity or compromising physical security measures in place.
- Phishing attacks: A series of communications such as email messages or website forms that are sent in order to deceive individuals to provide sensitive information or execute malicious code.
- Phone attacks: Unsolicited phone calls from attackers pretending to be a legitimate source to capture sensitive information.
Why Choose A-LIGN?
- A-LIGN is able to alert your company about areas of weakness so that you are able to enhance existing controls and improve security training for employees.
- A-LIGN can test your existing security posture with an attack that better emulates a real-world attack.
- Our experienced testing team holds certifications such as CEH, CPT, CISSP, CISA, eCPPT, and more.
A-LIGN can have a strategic discussion with you and gather information to thoroughly determine your organization’s unique needs regarding social engineering testing.
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