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Social Engineering

The Human Element Of Cybersecurity


Why Perform A Social Engineering Assessment?

Social Engineering is the art of using human weaknesses to obtain confidential information and/or access to a target. This type of assessment does not have to be heavily reliant on the technical aspects at all and can just focus on the human interaction procedures in place.

Social engineers rely on the fact that people are not aware of the value of the information they possess and are careless about protecting it. Performing social engineering assessments can greatly improve the security awareness of a company and its employees.



Benefits Of Social Engineering Assessments

Evaluate your business's vulnerability to cyber intruders with comprehensive web application penetration testing to identify and address weak points in the system before they are exploited by malicious actors.

Threat Detection

Input validation rules for websites must be correctly implemented in order to keep the backend operational. This is critical for the security of any website and can help protect the data it processes from malicious actors. 

Increased Awareness

As businesses become increasingly reliant on digital systems, safety and security must remain top priorities. To protect both customers and companies from liability, websites are held to rigorous compliance standards that require thorough verification processes for added assurance of safe operations.

Risk Management


How Achilleus Can Help

Achilleus helps you stay ahead of the curve with our comprehensive social engineering assessments. Our services include phishing, smishing, and vishing, ensuring that your business is prepared for any potential cyber threat.


Phishing is one of the many types of social engineering attacks that are most common. These types of attacks are sent through email and mostly target to steal user’s data – including login credentials and credit card numbers.

Often these attacks can be simulated utilizing tools like KnowBe4. However, at Achilleus we prefer the more red team approach and go the extra mile performing these types of attacks, including attempting to bypass MFA!


SMS phishing or more commonly known as “smishing” is a type of mobile phishing attack that targets victims via SMS messaging. The overall goal is to trick a user into clicking a link similar to a phishing attack.

An assessment would normally include something similar to a FedEx package is out for delivery with a link in the SMS message. 


Vishing is very similar to its counterparts Phishing and Smishing. Vishing relies on convincing victims that they are doing the right thing by responding to the caller.

Often the caller will pretend to be calling from the company IT department or even posing as an employee and/or customer and contact the help desk.

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Have Questions About Our Pentesting Services?

We are here to answer all of your questions! Reach out to us today to see how we can help keep your business secure. 

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