Challenges in Measuring and Enhancing Human-Centric Security Posture in the Hybrid Work Environment
With the rise in data breaches, ransomware, phishing attacks and security incidents, many companies are requesting more in-depth testing of their organisation’s overall security posture. People are often the first part of the attack chain to be exploited. They are a changeable part of the attack surface whose security status is hard to measure or mitigate with any certainty. With a large portion of the workforce now remote, these problems are compounded by employees in a hybrid work/home mindset that attackers can easily exploit.
Sapphire runs the social engineering equivalent of penetration testing to understand a person’s security status and uncover where human vulnerabilities lie. This allows senior security leaders to build a strategy relevant to the issues their specific organisation faces, whether this is education-focused, requires the deployment of additional technical measures, or both.
Specialist social engineers with an in-depth knowledge of attacker techniques test everything from buildings’ physical security to the awareness of individual employees. Sapphire goes above and beyond to replicate the exact methodologies a real social engineer would adopt, visiting premises, carrying out employee reconnaissance and working in blended teams.
Sapphire strives for tangible business outcomes, identifying targets and running attack scenarios designed to audit and simulate real-world risk
With 25 years of experience in enterprise cybersecurity, securing some of the largest companies and Government organisations in the UK, Sapphire has a wealth of experience.