Secure Your People With Education
Awareness and Training are often ignored by information security teams. There is simply not enough time in the day. Firewalls and Security Operations Centers are not enough to protect your organization. Even with the best technical defenses, your own employees are the biggest threat to your security. All it takes is a single miss-click for a disaster. Education and Training, coupled with a strong security awareness program is your best defense against cybercriminals.
Harden Your Security Culture With an Awareness Program
Social Engineering is a security term referring to the malicious coercion of a subject over some medium for a specific gain. Social Engineering encompasses phishing, vishing, SMShing, whaling, pharming, etc. Cybercriminals will stop at nothing to penetrate your defenses, and social engineering is their method of choice.
The best defense for your organization is awareness and training.
The best approach is to create a culture of security. A culture of security interweaves strong security practices with your organization’s existing culture, resulting in a tight collaboration. The Penn Group specializes in creating a strong security culture by way of a security awareness program, with proven experience in reducing the threat of social engineering by over 25%.
Deal With Your Phishing Problem
Phishing Emails, also known as Business Email Compromise (BEC), is a form of Social Engineering. A phishing email is an email that is sent by a criminal that is designed to get the user to take one of the of following actions: click, download, reply, or some specified action. In each of these circumstances, the email can harm your computer by downloading malicious software.
Often Ransomware, Malware, Spyware, and Adware are delivered by phishing emails. To up the ante, cybercriminals can often target your senior executives of your organization, resulting in compromised accounts, loss of monetary resources, and exfiltration of data. The best way to defend against phishing emails is education.
The Penn Group’s proprietary education and training system combines real world scenarios with practical application, designed to educate your employees with not only the how, but the why. We have proven experience in reducing click rates by greater than 20%.
Measure Your Results
It is often objectively difficult to measure the impact a security program has on an organization. Providing valuable metrics to your senior executives can help justify the security spend each year. Considering the dangers of Social Engineering, it is imperative to test your user base. The Penn Group maintains relationships with great security vendors to implement phishing testing systems. These systems send out fake phishing emails, which allow you to measure how often your user base clicks. These systems, in conjunction with strong training practices, can help to mitigate the human risk component.
- Consultant Qualifications
- CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
- CompTIA Security+
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- Offensive Security Certified Practitioner (OSCP)
- Industry Experience
- Federal Government
- For-Profit Enterprise
- For-Profit Small-Medium Business
Our Commitment To You
You are not a number, but a partner
One of The Penn Group’s core values is Excellence. Our customers deserve our best, and nothing short. We are on a mission to secure our nation’s information systems, and protect our customers. We don’t take the responsibility lightly. We know that all it takes for one wrong click and reputations and lives can be ruined. We bring out best. We develop the best people, and we deliver the best results, anything less is unacceptable.
Austin Harman, President & CEO, Associate of CISSP, CAP