Cyber Security Training Program
Prevent Social Engineering Attacks With Bullet-Proof Team Training
Social engineering attacks are on the rise. Cover yourself with well-armed, confidently trained employees at all levels of the business.
Don’t Be A Target
Social engineering is an evolved, manipulative form of cyber attack that exploits human error and behaviour. These attacks can happen anywhere, from phishing attacks that target people in their own systems, to tricking unsuspecting users on social networks.
Additionally, using tactics like social media, attackers can gather private information about an end user to design highly targeted spear phishing attacks as well. CyberSafe International's module on Social Engineering Attacks & Prevention teaches your team how to recognise the signs of social engineering, understand cybercriminals' motivation and mitigate their risks online.
Comprehensive Security Awareness Training on Social Engineering
Cybercriminals design social engineering attacks based on how people think and behave which makes it all the more dangerous - sometimes it's almost impossible to see it coming. Once they know how to incentivise someone, it's easier to deceive and manipulate them into giving up personal information, visiting malicious websites that download software, allowing access into restricted areas and so much more.
The human element in your business can be a risk or your first line of defence. The question is, how do you help your team prevent social engineering attacks?
Understand social engineering tactics
To unravel and stop an attack, they have to understand its motivation and how cybercriminals operate.
Effective social engineering attacks follow a formula: threat actors begin by collecting information on a target company so they can present themselves as a trusted source; they use this to infiltrate companies and build trust; they launch an attack through seemingly harmless means such as a malicious email; and finally, they quickly exit, leaving no trail to pick up.
Our module teaches employees how to recognise signs of these steps in action, so they're less likely to fall for such phishing scams.
Identify common social engineering attacks
Once they've understood basic social engineering techniques, it's time to see how they play out in specific scenarios. Attacks can range from hidden malicious links in phishing emails to identity theft on social media. Cyber attackers could also be after different things: login credentials; confidential information about your business activities; personal information about employees; sensitive data such as credit card information, etc.
Our module walks teams through common types of social engineering attacks to help build a more robust information security strategy.
Prevent threat actors
Once your team is aware of what they're dealing with, we need to give them the tools to protect themselves. There are certain safe behaviours to practice online that can help mitigate the risks of cyber attacks, from safe communication and password management to monitoring how they use networks and devices.
Our module teaches employees how to protect themselves and their devices, with tried-and-tested protocols for dealing with the digital world.
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Why CyberSafe International?
We've been advising Australian businesses on robust cyber security strategies for years, from dealing with social engineering attacks to boosting physical security and more. We've taken all that expertise and invested it into security awareness training that turns your employees into your best defence. With our training program, you're getting:
- CPD-accredited lessons, for absolute quality assurance
- Short lessons that are designed for quick absorption and retention
- Comprehensive tips for preventing social engineering attacks
- The latest information security standards
- Practical steps for action in your company
And a whole lot more. From just USD$2 per employee, you'll get access to our training on social engineering attacks and nine other comprehensive cyber security modules.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many types of social engineering attacks are there?
Social engineering is varied and evolved, with more forms developing all the time. Some of the most commons forms of attacks include:
- Phishing attacks designed to manipulate an end user into offering up sensitive information
- Baiting attacks that trick users into exposing themselves, usually to download malicious software
- Physical breaches which happen in the real world, gaining access to a restricted area
- Quid Pro Quo attacks that get users excited about a reward in exchange for a seemingly low cost or "favour" in order to trick them
- Watering Hole attacks that target many at a time by infecting websites with malicious code
How do you identify social engineering attacks?
As they're designed to manipulate people based on emotions and behaviour, they often have giveaway traits you can look out for. There's a sense of heightened emotion (either positive or negative) as they get users to feel invested in the situation, a level of urgency that pressures users into making decisions without the time to think it through, and a foundation of trust as cyber attacks present themselves as a trusted source using personal information they have previously gathered on the organisation or even a specific individual within it (for spear phishing attacks).
How do you prevent social engineering attacks?
Cyber attacks target people and look to exploit human error. So, prevention must be designed around the human element. This falls into three main aspects: user behaviour online and how it pertains to safe communications and sensible management of login credentials; using unknown or new networks cautiously, especially in the age of working from home; and finally, safe device usage especially with work activities often conducted on multiple devices at a time for all employees.