Social Engineering

Social Engineering

One of the most effective ways to succeed in an attack aiming to obtain unauthorized access, either to information or to systems, is through the human factor, the so-called social engineering attacks. In these attacks, the traditional technological barriers are not enough to block this possibility, since they are based on users’ inherent trust: their good faith.

A2SECURE provides social engineering attacks services to test the human factor and to assess the level of awareness among employees on how they act against this kind of real threat.

“Like all companies every day we are more dependent on the Internet. Having someone external valuing our security and helping us to improve is very important for us and that is precisely what A2SECURE offers.”

UNIPOST Organization and Systems Director


A social engineering attack is used to assess the level of security awareness of the employees. It is a way of testing the efforts carried out in awareness campaigns and detecting possible failures or areas that can be improved.


The available techniques vary depending on the attack scenario to be performed.

  • Controlled phishing methods
  • User Impersonation
  • Generation of “ill-intentioned” calls…

The aim is to fulfill the objectives which were previously agreed between the A2SECURE ethical hacking team and the company.

Results and Benefits

Social engineering attack services are tailor-made projects for our clients. Thus, our work begins and ends where the client requires, either with:

  • Reporting results
  • Presentation of results meetings and workshops
  • Executive reporting
  • Training sessions aimed at understanding the deficiencies found

The results of this type of exercise show the level of security awareness of a company and how to improve this security link which is usually the weakest.

What makes us different?

A2SECURE has a highly qualified team to develop Ethical Hacking/Pentesting activities supported by various international certifications. But our trademark is our vocation to make our clients understand our results.

A Pentesting activity is really useful when the client is able to understand what has been found, the risks it implies and how it has been possible to get there. The latter is the key point: knowing how a successful attack has been possible, understanding if it is necessary to implement additional control and change an internal process that is causing breaches. In short, taking advantage of the exercise transforming it into improvements for the company.

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