Social engineering is a collection of techniques used to manipulate people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. Some people also call it ‘human hacking’. The term typically applies to trickery for information gathering or computer system access.
We perform social engineering tests on financial institutions based off of a scope that we came up with and verified with the examiners that it was ‘examiner approved’. Our range of testing takes place in a variety of different ways from the phone, the internet, dumpsters (that’s right, dumpsters) to testing in-person.
Our intent is not to hurt or get anyone in trouble it is to allow you to better understand your organization from the perspective of an outsider looking in and educate staff about the possible ‘bad guys’ and how they may try to take advantage of your FI.
If you are interested in getting a quote from us, please fill out this information form to allow us to get a feel for the complexity of your organization.