Social Engineering in cyber security is the art of manipulating people into performing certain actions or divulging confidential information.

Rather than use traditional hacking attacks, cybercriminals will take advantage of our trusting human nature to trick us into breaking normal security practices.

These types of attacks have grown in frequency and sophistication and are proving to be a very successful way for fraudsters to gain access to sensitive data.

Social Engineering attacks come in many different forms but the common thread running through them all is their exploitation of human behaviour.

Types of Social Engineering

How to Prevent Social Engineering in Cyber Security?

MetaPhish, our phishing simulation software, provides customers with a powerful defence against Social Engineering attacks by training employees to identify and respond appropriately to these threats.

The software contains a library of smart learning experiences such as infographics, notices and training videos and unlike other phishing solutions, the software allows the user to communicate back to the administrator.

MetaPhish allows the administrator to target specific users with relevant phishing emails and to ensure a targeted learning experience, a warning notice, an infographic, a survey/quiz, or a piece of eLearning is presented to the user. A specific attestation is then obtained from the user that flows through to the MetaPhish reporting functionality for analysis. The reports will highlight if your awareness campaign is making progress, as your users improve their ability to protect themselves against Social Engineering attacks.