Penetration Testing

Social Engineering

Social engineering is used for a broad range of malicious activities accomplished through human interactions. Employees can facilitate attacks if not tested and trained to spot incidents even with the best technical control measures.


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Social Engineering

Regular phishing emails are common within workplaces to try and keep staff aware of threats. However, they are not only one part of the solution. Successful social engineering attempts are one of the most common methods attackers use to achieve system compromise. There are a variety of common vectors, including email and voice calls.

Cybaverse Red Team consultants are well trained and proficient at imitating real-life threats and can help identify weaknesses, whether in employee training or technical controls. An advanced social engineering exercise allows you to assess the maturity of the security of your business.

Social Engineering
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Testing can include but is not limited to:

Phishing - One we are all familiar with, these are email-based solicitations designed to lure a person into doing something for an attacker. For example, installing a remote agent. More targeted forms of this attack are spear-phishing and often utilised as a part of an advanced social engineering engagement.

Vishing - This is the voice variant of phishing and takes place over the phone. When was the last time this was tested on your organisation? Often employees are aware of Phishing emails, but could they be susceptible to someone imitating a member of the IT department or a third party requesting they install updates?

Tailgating - Tailgating is one of the most common types of physical social engineering. Physical social engineering often intends to introduce something malicious into a building. Tailgating is the act of waiting for an authorised person to access a restricted area and following them to gain unauthorised access.

SOC Platforms

Providers we use

When selecting a SOC package for your business, several considerations should be made. Is it compatible with your existing IT infrastructure? Does the SOC platform align with your needs and safeguard your digital assets?

At Cybaverse, we offer packages with both Crowdstrike and Microsoft Sentinel meaning you're not limited to working with one provider that doesn't suit your businesses needs.

CrowdStrike integrates with various security tools, enabling seamless data sharing and correlation across your security infrastructure.
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Microsoft Sentinel seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products and services, such as Azure, Office 365, and M365 Defender.
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Benefits of this service


Benefits of Microsoft Sentinel


Benefits of Crowdstrike

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Real-world threats

Organisations often spend a lot on technical controls and defending the external infrastructure. However, social engineering can instantly unlock these defences. An Advanced Social Engineering Exercise can identify these specific vulnerabilities. Furthermore, it can help you understand the likely impact of a successful social engineering attack and understand what people, departments and processes are currently working well.


Your employees are more likely to take security recommendations seriously if they experience social engineering attacks first-hand. It also helps you identify specific areas of weakness and prioritise your response accordingly.

Robust approach

A social engineering assessment helps you prioritise targeted network security solutions. It also provides detailed reports and recommendations for increased cyber security, including network segmentation, security solutions and improving your incident response procedure.


It's better to prevent a cyber attack than deal with its consequences. Unfortunately, some of the biggest hacks in the world have been down to social engineering attacks and often lead to business financial and reputational damage.

Latest tactics

Cybaverse takes advantage of the latest trends to infiltrate your organisation's network, and it's forever changing. Without social engineering assessment, you'd have difficulty keeping up with all these changes. So instead, Cybaverse works with you to construct multiple scenarios and threat pretexts, then create solutions customised to your organisation.


As with more traditional types of security assessment, the benefit of social engineering is that it enables you to safely identify potential social weaknesses in your security posture and address those weaknesses before real attackers exploit them.


How we work


Work with our clients and prospects to share knowledge and confirm cyber security direction and goals.


Build and implement the appropriate security protocols.


Enhance the service offering, looking to develop build on security processes each month.


Deliver training to staff to ensure a cyber security culture and enhance protection further.


Monitor and maintain standards ensuring that procedures are in place to review security protocols.


How we do it


SOC Services with Microsoft Sentinel


SOC Services with CrowdStrike


Cybaverse will engage with the client to determine their requirements and ensure that the engagement is correctly scoped to deliver on those requirements and make sure all of the correct legal requirements are satisfied.


Cybaverse will engage with the client to determine their requirements and ensure that the engagement is correctly scoped to deliver on those requirements and make sure all of the correct legal requirements are satisfied.


This phase helps obtain information about available services, potential versions of the services and get a general understanding of the environment that will be tested.

Threat Modelling

Using all of the information gathered in the reconnaissance phase, Cybaverse will determine where the potential risk of exploitation lies and create a plan to verify those findings.


During this phase, and as agreed with the client in the pre-engagement phase Cybaverse will attempt to exploit any vulnerabilities or misconfigurations identified in the previous phases to confirm that the risk exists.


Depending on the agreed approach for exploitation, Cybaverse may also attempt to gain further access from the compromised host(s) further into the client’s network or attempt to obtain sensitive information.


As with all of Cybaverses services, we will provide detailed expert advice in our report to help align your infrastructure with industry best practice security standards.

Red Team Clean-up

As far as is possible, the systems tested will be returned to their pre-test state to remove any uploaded files or elevated accounts that were created if appropriate and desired by the customer.


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