Social Engineering - What is it?

Social Engineering in information security is the use of deception to manipulate individuals into providing confidential or personal information that can then be utilized for fraudulent purposes such as wire fraud or account takeover. Attackers often impersonate known individuals in order to fool users into performing a malicious action such as clicking a bad link or providing login information. Unfortunately, Social Engineering attacks are at an all-time high. The transition to a Work-From-Home ecosystem has led to a spike in Social Engineering attacks due to limited face-to-face contact. In general, Social Engineering is considered one of the most successful and easy to execute attacks.

Will Your Team Take the Bait?

Our team always emphasizes that knowledge is power. Without objective, unbiased information, decision making can be a painful and arbitrary process. Our Cybersecurity Awareness Training provides so much more than basic employee awareness. We utilize specialized tools and practices that help organizations of all sizes. The specialized team operating this service focuses on your users, working to constructively enforce better cyber hygiene.

Phishing Simulations evaluate how ready your users are to experience actual attacks. By sending an email that looks to be a "real attack," we can determine which users are prone to clicking malicious links or providing info to fake contacts. These users can be discreetly trained via custom programs designed to greatly reduce likelihood of clicking a "bad link."

Reporting on user experience and threat-level serves to provide a complete picture of your highest risks. With the increasing prevalence of phishing attacks, a "one-stop shop" to see high risk resources can prove to be invaluable. 

Advanced Training provides cutting-edge practice, engaging scenarios, and thorough evaluation to your users and management. By engaging the users in interactive training, leadership can rest assured that their team is receiving the best training.

Incident Prevention Services

Scarlett Cybersecurity Solutions Engineers do not follow a “one size fits all” approach to security. Our team ensures that all variables are accounted for before recommending services. Whether we are working as an augmentation to current cybersecurity staff or as the sole cybersecurity provider, we only suggest solutions we believe will measurably benefit your organization. We specialize in a specific set of incident prevention techniques and tools that we have found to provide the greatest value and effectiveness for our clients. See the checklist below for a sampling of the services we provide:

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