Social Engineering is one of the preferred methods for hackers to penetrate networks and servers, steal data and launch ransomware, malware and penetration attacks. Social Engineering is extremely difficult to combat because it involves the human element.

We offer Social Engineering Audits and Assessments to South African businesses and companies to evaluate user awareness through controlled (“real world”) phishing, vishing, smishing and impersonation campaigns designed according to your requirements. These campaigns are non-intrusive and not malicious, but allow us insight into vulnerabilities that exist on your infrastructure.

Thus allowing you to take measure to educate and prepare your staff against Social Engineering attempts from malicious attackers and protect your business from Ransomware, Malware and Penetration attempts from Social Engineering attacks.

What We Assess:

  • User Awareness
  • Anti-Malware Solutions (Virus Protection)
  • Firewall Detection & Prevention
  • Recovery Strategies
Social Engineering, Phishing, Ransomware, Malware
Social Engineering, Phishing, Ransomware, Malware

We all make mistakes and because these attacks are skillfully crafted to bypass the toughest infrastructure and physical security measures in order to exploit the unsuspecting user through email, phones or sms’s, it is only human to believe the content is legitimate. Usually in the form of an malicious email attachment or hyperlink, the attacker would disguise the content to be from a “legitimate” sender requesting “legitimate information”. 

With South Africa being one of the highest affected and most targeted nations in the world, the impact on your business could be catastrophic as seen in recent ransomware and malware attacks suffered by Joburg City Power, Liberty Insurance and many more. There has been a reported increase of 22% of these attacks in 2019.

Don’t become a statistic or a victim and be prepared, contact Cyber Watchdogs today and allow us to conduct a Social Engineering assessment on your company and evaluate user awareness, security infrastructure and responsive readiness.

We offer Annual, Monthly and Quarterly assessments to allow you to assess user awareness on a regular basis. 

Social Engineering, Phishing, Ransomware, Malware

Social engineering, in the context of Cyber Security, is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. This differs from social engineering within the social sciences, which does not concern the divulging of confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.

It has also been defined as any act that influences a person to take an action that may or may not be in their best interests.