Hackers often choose their targets, learn about them, and then pose either as an expert, co-worker, or a member of the public, etc, in order to lower their guard and ingratiate themselves with the target. By deliberately influencing an employee’s good intentions or their inquisitiveness, they can manipulate circumstances to their advantage to gain a strategic advantage. This could be in the form of accessing computer systems and networks, the target divulging sensitive information in conversation, photographing confidential documentation, having access to bug an employee’s phone or even their place of work.
NSI’s Offensive Cyber Security Unit will utilise social engineering techniques for testing purposes. Most employees are not aware of the possibility that hackers can trick them into divulging commercially sensitive information. Our experts can help your teams identify the various types of attacks, how to spot them, and outline best practices to mitigate these risks.