Social Engineering Penetration Testing

Attackers attempt to trick employees into exposing sensitive information every day. Make sure your employees are ready. NetSPI’s social engineering penetration testing services will help you validate and improve your procedural security controls, and employee training.

Improve network security through social engineering penetration testing engagements

Social engineering attacks are common and increasingly effective. Find out if your organization’s policies, controls, and employee training will protect sensitive information from malicious phishing emails, phone calls, and unauthorized personnel on site.

During our social engineering testing services, NetSPI will analyze your organization’s social engineering prevention program and conduct live penetration testing using social engineering techniques and tools. We will provide actionable guidance to close security gaps and improve your security program.

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NetSPI delivers industry-leading penetration testing expertise and a vulnerability
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Our Social Engineering Testing Services

NetSPI’s social engineering penetration testing will emulate real-world threats via email, phone and in-person. NetSPI provides you with insight into the level of security awareness and process adherence within your employee population, call centers, and onsite facilities. We will partner with you to define a test plan that will get you the answers you need to build better security processes and training programs.

Phone-based social engineering

Places numerous calls to your IT support, customer support and employees, posing as a customer or employee, in an attempt to obtain sensitive information or functionality without verifying the identity of the caller. This can be used to verify the use of existing identification validation procedures.

Email-based social engineering

Uses email in an attempt to persuade the recipient to divulge sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords, without verifying the identity of the sender of the e-mail. Various types of phishing campaigns can be executed to measure employee responses, visits to malicious sites, and malicious payload execution.

On-site social engineering

Attempts to gain unauthorized physical access on-site to sensitive areas, systems, and information with social engineering techniques such as persuasion, tailgating, and impersonation. This can be used to help validate the use of existing physical access procedures.

Benefits of Social Engineering Penetration Testing

Simulate attacks in real-time to improve administrative procedures and training.

Avoid Breaches
Discover your vulnerabilities and exposure, before a breach occurs.
Test Employee Training
Simulate a social engineering attack by a skilled attacker.
Increase Awareness
Ensure employees put procedures and training into action.
Improve Security
Learn how to strengthen your information security program.

Web Application Pentesting Research and Tools

Learn about penetration testing on our blog, from our open-source penetration testing toolsets for the infosec community, and in our SQL injection wiki.


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