Security Testing Services

Social Engineering Penetration Testing

Social Engineering Penetration Testing: “Social engineers” are cyber criminals that use psychological manipulation to gain access to protected information. Our experts use simulated attacks to determine your organization’s current state of readiness for social threats.

Social Engineering Penetration Testing

Service Overview

Fix Your Organization’s Greatest Security Weakness

“Social engineers” employ a wide range of psychological manipulation tactics to gain access to protected information or systems. Most people have a variety of “human elements” that can easily be preyed upon by cyber criminals—including kindness, empathy, and a desire to be helpful—to obtain access to your critical assets and data.

Our Approach

To prepare your users for social threats, proper training is essential. Our social engineering assessment provides a baseline for companies who want to understand their current state of readiness and potential vulnerabilities when it comes to detecting and eliminating social engineering threats.

Key Benefits

Vulnerability Scanning

Determine your organization’s state of readiness

Assessment simulates real-world social engineering attacks

Identify next steps to control risk associated with social engineering

What’s Covered in Our Comprehensive Assessment

Types of Social Engineering Ruses

MegaplanIT’s penetration testing specialists use targeted social engineering tactics to identify your organization’s weak points and highlight opportunities to “shut the door” on social scammers.

E-Mail / Text

Email Phishing is a scam intended to steal credentials, such as usernames and passwords. Smishing has the same goal, but it is run through SMS (texting) technology.

Phone Pre-Texting

MegaplanIT will test how your employees handle a telephone call from a "social engineer" trying to obtain unauthorized information.

Physical Intrusions

Social engineers may pretend to be a service technician to obtain access to your servers. MegaplanIT works to identify high-risk areas and test all security options.

Employee Awareness

A Social Engineering Assessment will direct the focus of your ongoing security awareness training program to the departments that pose the greatest risk.

Improved Policies & Controls

MegaplanIT will review your current IT security policies and technical controls to determine if any areas provide opportunities for social engineers, such as a lack of ID authentication.

Reduced Risk System-Wide

After the technical control assessment, MegaplanIT will provide detailed remediation options to resolve all documented network vulnerabilities.

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At MegaplanIT, we understand the demands of your business. You need your data to be accessible to your organization, yet impenetrable from the outside. You also have to comply with increasingly stringent information security regulations, which are vital not only to your security but to your success. On top of that, you’re still, well—running a business.

Our innovative IT security and compliance solutions are designed to deliver customized, cost-effective service on time—because your priorities are our priorities. With a highly qualified team of PCI-DSS QSAs, Penetration Testers, and Information Security Consultants here at MegaplanIT, we will assess your unique company and business environment and design a path to security that will fit all of your needs.

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