Social Engineering & Phishing Simulation

A Social Engineering Attack (SEA) is a deceptive technique used by malicious actors to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential information, performing actions, or providing access to restricted systems. Unlike traditional cyberattacks that rely on technical exploits, SEA exploits human psychology and emotions to achieve its objectives. SEA relies on exploiting human weaknesses such as trust, curiosity, fear, or urgency to manipulate targets into unwittingly assisting attackers.


At Securityium with Voice, our SEA service evaluates an organization's susceptibility to social engineering attacks and phishing attempts to assess employee awareness and security training effectiveness.


Social engineering and phishing involve manipulating individuals through psychological tactics to deceive them into disclosing sensitive information, clicking on malicious links, or performing actions that compromise security. This highlights the importance of awareness training and robust security measures to mitigate these risks.

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Common Vulnerabilities

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    Lack of Security Awareness

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    Trust Exploitation

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    Pretexting

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    Baiting

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    Tailgating

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    Phishing Emails

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    Spear Phishing (XSS)

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    Vishing (Voice Phishing)

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    Smishing SMS Phishing

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    Impersonation

Approach

For a Social Engineering attack, we begin by meticulously planning the execution of an email/phone/call campaign using publicly available information such as LinkedIn profiles, social media, job portals, code repositories, etc. This information helps us identify the targets and their positions within the target organization. With this insight, we craft tailored stories/scenarios and deploy them through emails/calls/SMS messages, depending on the scope, to extract information from the client, including credentials, company secrets, financial data, or other Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Once we have gathered all necessary information or successfully ensnared our targets in our campaign, we create detailed reports for each scenario and share them with our clients.

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    Preparation

    Define objectives, scope, and target personas.

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    Information Gathering

    Reconnaissance about the organization, employees, and culture.

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    Scenario Development

    Tailored scenarios and phishing tactics.

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    Execution

    Simulated attacks using various tactics.

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    Post-Attack Analysis

    Response analysis and behavior patterns.

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    Reporting and Recommendations

    Findings documentation and security enhancement suggestions.

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Tools Used : • Gophish • SET Tools • Own Script

Benefits

Enhanced employee awareness, improved security training programs, reduced risk of social
engineering attacks, and strengthened overall security posture.

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Don't let human vulnerabilities compromise your organization's security. Take proactive steps today with Securityium's SEA service.

Certifications

Our team holds prestigious certifications, including CREST, CERIN, CEH, OSCP, OSCE, CRT, and CPSA, ensuring high-quality and
professional testing services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Social engineering is the art of manipulating individuals to divulge confidential information, perform actions, or bypass security controls through psychological manipulation.

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack where attackers use fraudulent emails, text messages, or other forms of communication to deceive individuals into clicking on malicious links, downloading malware, or providing sensitive information.

Common social engineering techniques include pretexting, baiting, tailgating, phishing, and spear phishing.

Organizations can defend against social engineering attacks by implementing technical controls, security awareness training, and incident response procedures.

If you suspect you've been targeted by a phishing attack, refrain from clicking on any links and verify the communication's legitimacy through trusted channels.

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