What Is Ethical Hacking?
Can your employees spot a “phishy” email?
So, how do you build the human firewall?
In today’s world, it requires your employees being constantly vigilant. The best way to enforce that is through regular, consistent employee training. Having a certified ethical hacker who performs regular penetration testing will take you a long way in training your employees. A certified ethical hacker is a professional that knows how to check for weak spots in your network using a variety of penetration testing techniques. Through those tests, he is able to analyze the security of your systems and your employees.
There are many strategies for training your employees. The overall practice is called White Hat Social Engineering. A certified ethical hacker uses the very same techniques that the bad guys will use to train employees on what to look for, scaring them a little bit. Now we don’t want them to be so paranoid that it actually effects their productivity. But there’s a nice balance you need to establish with your users between basic awareness and productivity.
A well-configured email on Domain’s SECaaS program can eliminate up to 98% of phishing emails and virus threats before you can even receive them. Internet content filters have become a must-have for all computers connected to the Internet, and are especially useful to businesses who rely heavily on email communication.
You can buy the best security cameras in the country installed in your business’s buildings, but if no one’s watching the live feed, what good are they really doing? The very same can be said for network security; you could be using state-of-the-art tools to protect your network, but if no one is monitoring the traffic, it won’t do your business any good. With our SECaaS solutions, our team of cyber security experts will be using the most sophisticated security tools on the market to guard your network, testing security strength and preventing intrusions in real time. Consider us your personal network bodyguards.
White Hat Social Engineering
Unfortunately, the one thing SECaaS can’t change is the occurrence of human error. No amount of filtering, testing and monitoring can completely prevent a person from mistakenly clicking on a bad link. Cyber threats are constantly evolving, always adapting to security trends and increasing in sophistication. Ironically, in the face of the probability of human error, the best firewall is a vigilant employee. Using White Hat Social Engineering, we will help to train your employees on what to look for in order to recognize a phishing email or link, as well as how to identify possible weak points in your network security, giving you the best firewall of all; The Human Firewall.
A certified ethical hacker uses the very same techniques that the bad guys will use to train employees on what to look for, scaring them a little bit.
Having a resource internally to stay on top of this critical piece of security can be burdensome for companies and the cost of this security expertise can be substantial. With our Security-as-a-Service offering, we’re not only on top of how your firewall is configured, what antivirus you have, what filters are in place, but include White Hat Social Engineering services as a critical piece of your Cyber Security practice. Cyber security policy training, fake phishing emails, and introducing new threats will keep your employees on their toes and create a healthy suspicion of emails. And these are only a few examples of things we do for our cyber security clients on a regular basis.
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