What is Social Engineering?
Social engineering attacks happen in one or more steps. A perpetrator first investigates the intended victim to gather necessary background information, such as potential points of entry and weak security protocols, needed to proceed with the attack. Then, the attacker moves to gain the victim’s trust and provide stimuli for subsequent actions that break security practices, such as revealing sensitive information or granting access to critical resources.
What makes social engineering especially dangerous is that it relies on human error, rather than vulnerabilities in software and operating systems. Mistakes made by legitimate users are much less predictable, making them harder to identify and thwart than a malware-based intrusion.
Why Edge Cyber Security?
Edge Cyber Security is a cyber security firm in the UK offering a great service in the security and compliance market for small and large businesses. We strive to offer the best solution for your business and impartial advice at an honest price. We are constantly investigating new technologies and recommend them when they make sense.
We love what we do, some might say a bit too much, and we bring enthusiasm and commitment to every project we work on. Put simply, if you want a partner who cares about your business choose us to provide your cyber security services.
We listen, we discuss, we advise. Sounds obvious but we listen to your ideas, plans and objectives for your business. We then select the best solution to fit. Your success is our success.
All our services come with comprehensive support to help your business find the most appropriate solution to any identified vulnerabilities. All reports include our recommendations for resolution, detailed findings and an executive summary.
We have security consultants who have cultivated their careers across a variety of sectors. We will always be able to provide someone who understands your business needs and goals when performing penetration testing.
Rarely does a single package fit all clients, and this couldn't be more true in cyber security. That's why we work with you to develop a bespoke engagement that works for you regardless of the project size.