Cybersecurity & Social Engineering Training
Empower your organization’s most important asset, its employees, with Social Engineering Awareness and Training in Cybersecurity Defense
Intertek’s Cybersecurity Awareness Training will provide your employees with engaging training that changes behaviors and ensures that your colleagues know how to recognize, appropriately respond to and prevent information security incidents.
Training can be delivered in a number of ways, offering total flexibility depending on your organization’s needs and aims:
- Via a dedicated online platform, delivering engaging video content and incorporating interactive learning elements, periodic knowledge checks and a final assessment for course completion.
- Face-to-face ‘classroom’ sessions, with a professional, knowledgeable and engaging trainer delivering content to trainees, also available remotely over a number of remote working/collaboration platforms.
Research shows that human error is still the cause of 95 percent of cybersecurity breaches. So while most organizations spend significant amounts on hardware and software to prevent cyber-attacks, one of the most powerful (and cost effective) actions is simply to invest in high quality, impactful staff training.
Our online learning platform is developed by a team of cybersecurity and software training experts with over 20 years’ experience in their respective fields.
The Cybersecurity Awareness Training package consists of the following components as standard. Modules are flexible depending on organizational policy and the desired outcome of the exercise.
- Why is Cybersecurity Important?
- How Organizations are Hacked
- Password Best Practices
- Social Engineering
- Internet and Email Usage
- Social Media
- Using Public Wi-Fi
What is Social Engineering?
Social engineering is a type of cyber attack that involves manipulating individuals or groups into performing certain actions or divulging confidential information. Social engineers use psychological manipulation techniques to exploit people's natural tendencies to trust or comply with requests from authority figures or other individuals they believe to be legitimate. Examples of social engineering tactics include phishing emails, pretexting, baiting, and quid pro quo schemes. Social engineering attacks can be particularly effective because they target human vulnerabilities rather than technical weaknesses in computer systems, and they can be difficult to detect and prevent.
Benefits of Social Engineering Training
Social engineering training can provide several benefits, including:
- Improved awareness: Social engineering training can help individuals and organizations become more aware of common tactics used by attackers to manipulate or deceive them.
- Reduced risk of successful attacks: By understanding how social engineering attacks work, individuals can better recognize and avoid suspicious requests or communication, reducing the risk of falling victim to an attack.
- Enhanced security posture: Social engineering training can help to improve an organization's overall security posture, making it more difficult for attackers to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information or systems.
- Improved incident response: In the event of a successful social engineering attack, individuals who have received training can be better prepared to respond and mitigate the impact of the attack, minimizing the damage and preventing similar incidents in the future.
- Compliance with regulatory requirements: Many regulatory frameworks require organizations to provide social engineering training to their employees. By providing training, organizations can meet these requirements and avoid potential legal and financial consequences.
Intertek's Social Engineering Training Solutions
Intertek’s Social Engineering services focus on identifying weaknesses through interaction with the social, physical and procedural aspects of the organization, whereas technical vulnerabilities such as unpatched software or weak encryption are sought out by penetration testing. A lack of staff security awareness and weak physical or procedural security controls may allow unauthorized access to confidential information, via the people and buildings that hold this data.
Intertek will agree and perform a series of simulated attacks such as phishing campaigns and building access attempts to test the response of your employees to such scenarios, allowing you to understand how ready you are to counter this type of threat.