Sales Director, India
+91 8800-67 77 99
Hi! My name is Alok and I'm your local representative in India. Looking for a cyber security solution and vulnerability management? Let's talk!
Sales Director, Southeast Asia
+60 19 434 2727
Hi! My name is Ahmad Faurani and I'm your local representative in Malaysia. Looking for a cyber security solution and vulnerability management? Let's talk!
Key Account Manager, Finland
+46 8-550 05 582
Hei! Nimeni on Cristian Miranda ja olen paikallinen edustajasi Suomessa. Etsitkö tietoturvaratkaisua ja haavoittuvuuksien hallintaa? Puhutaan!
Victor Bunge Meyer
Key Account Manager, Sverige
+46 08-550 05 582
Välkommen till Holm Security i Sverige! Jag heter Victor och är din lokala kontakt. Kontakta mig om du vill veta mera om vårt system eller sårbarhetsanalyser.
Sales Development Representative, Benelux
+31-20-238 63 94
Mijn naam is Beth Murrell en ik ben uw lokale vertegenwoordiger in Nederland, België en Luxemburg. Op zoek naar een cyberveiligheidsoplossing en kwetsbaarheidsbeheer? Laten we praten!
Key Account Manager, Norge
+46 8-550 05 582
Velkommen til Holm Security i Sverige! Jeg heter Victor og er din lokale kontaktperson. Kontakt meg hvis du vil vite mer om systemet vårt eller sårbarhetsanalyser.
Social engineering involves different methods to manipulate people to disclose confidential information. It is difficult to protect oneself against social engineering as attacks are often highly technically advanced. A spam filter is not a guarantee you will remain secure. The best protection against these attacks is user resilience, through continuous simulations, education, and awareness information.
Types of Social Engineering Attacks
Ransomware-attacks are the greatest security threats of our time. These attacks often start with an email, tricking users to install dangerous code (virus). The ransomware starts to spread in the network, infecting unit after unit, from computers to servers. The content of the units is encrypted and often ransom is demanded to decrypt the units.
Phishing-attacks often target users to disclose sensitive information, such as banking information, credit card information, business secrets, email logging information, or information for other sensitive systems. By getting hold of credentials, criminals can gain access to more email accounts to perform attacks with.
The openness of the internet allows for increasingly more advanced spear-phishing attacks to be executed. Criminals can manually or with the help of programs, easily find out, for example, who the CEO or CFO of your organization is. By fronting as a known person, different methods can be used to get a hold of sensitive information or get a person to perform detrimental acts.
Social engineering can be used to make users leak personal data, in breach of GDPR. This often occurs through so-called spear phishing, for example, it could be when a criminal poses as the CEO asking for a list of all the employees.
Social engineering is also used to get a hold of business secrets. This is often done through spear phishing. For example, a criminal posing as the CEO, asking the CFO for the latest yearly report. For a listed company this kind of leakage of non-public economical information can have catastrophic consequences.
Phishing & Awareness Training
Over 90 % of data breaches start with a malicious email. Do you know how your users will respond to the next attack? Increase resilience against social engineering through simulated email attacks, like phishing, spear phishing, and ransomware - together with tailored awareness training.