Social Engineering Risk Assessment

Social Engineering through controlled simulated attacks to evaluate corporate risk to cyber threats in South Africa.

With Risk Assessment, we evaluate user awareness through managed email 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 South African business and corporate infrastructure, email security, Ransomware Prevention & Defense Audit & Risk Assessment Security Awareness.

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 malicious attacks.

  • User Awareness
  • Anti-Malware Solutions (Virus Protection)
  • Firewall Detection & Prevention
  • Recovery Strategies
Social Engineering
Email Security Audits

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.

Social Engineering South Africa

Evaluate Ransomware Attacks & Credential Harvesting Threats through Social Engineering

Contact Cyber Watchdogs today and allow us to conduct a Risk Assessment / Audit on your company and evaluate user awareness, security infrastructure and responsive readiness in case of a breach in Cyber Security.

We offer Annual, Monthly and Quarterly ransomware risk assessment to allow you to assess user awareness on a regular basis and offer Social Engineering Risk Awareness training to staff vulnerable to malicious email phishing threats.

We also offer free advice to users on suspected malicious emails they might receive. If you have a Social Engineering Risk Assessment SLA with Cyber Watchdogs, we allow these users to send us the email to evaluate authentication and validity of content and source.

Risk Assessments (SERA), Phishing, Ransomware, Malware

What is Social Engineering?

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.

Social Engineering Risk Assessments / Audits

We design and develop a non-malicious phishing campaign to send an email to your staff. This allows us to see, verify and report on staff clicking on links,  opening attachments or following false payment instructions. Users vulnerable to phishing emails could result in Ransomware, Infrastructure Penetration and other threats associated with email security.

Our Ransomware Risk Assessment / Audit offers you insight into user awareness vulnerabilities. Allowing you to educate staff on email security.