Information Security from Social Engineering Attacks
The risk of IT based security attacks has been better understood by the organizations and they have the requisite tools and procedures put in place for handling the risk to crucial corporate data. However, the social engineering threat is becoming more challenging as it depends upon human behavior. Social engineering is an approach to get the access of important data/ information through misrepresentation. It can take as the impersonation in person, via telephone or through email.
In a bid to avert from this risk, businesses in today’s age can utilize the advanced technology solutions to defend the corporate information.
1) The Threat is Real
86% of IT professionals are highly aware of this security threat.
About 43% people know that they have been targeted by the social engineering tricks.
2) Financial Gain is the Primary Motivation
The majority of social engineering attacks is encouraged due to intent of financial gains.
3) It Costs to Organizations
Over 30% of companies have experienced more than 25 social engineering attacks in last two years.
According to a survey, over 45% of companies cost $25,000 or more.
The social engineers employ the skills or techniques to trick the employees to gain access to the information restricted only to authorized personnel.
At Torrid Networks, we use the Open Social Engineering Framework testing methodology.
We divide the testing methodology into different steps as,
Torrid Networks’s security experts help organizations how to avert from the social engineering attacks. We use the tools that help identifying how you can avoid the security attacks from social engineering.
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