Automated mobile device vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and mobile security awareness training

 

 

Situation

Sasakawa USA is a non-profit, non-partisan institution devoted to research, analysis, and better understanding of the US-Japan relationship in the areas of security, diplomacy, economics, business, trade, technology, and other matters of common concern.  Given the former role of Adm. Dennis C. Blair, U.S. Navy (Ret.), current Chairman and CEO of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA as the US Director of National Intelligence and the think tank’s ongoing contact with high-level officials in the US Government, the organization is a target for sophisticated adversaries looking to use it as a stepping stone into government targets.

Solution

At Sasakawa USA’s request, Shevirah ran a campaign of social engineering attacks against Sasakawa USA’s employees using the Dagah Mobile Penetration Testing software.  This simulation of real world attacks that Sasakawa USA could face evaluated the mobile hygiene of employees and provided teaching points on how to identify and respond to actual mobile phishing attacks.  The vast majority of cyber attacks begin with phishing.

Results

“Shevirah’s mobile pen testing tool is truly cutting edge,” said Adm. Dennis C. Blair, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Chairman and CEO of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.  “It helped us discover our security awareness posture prior to an actual adversary attack.  Institutions like ours face cyber threats from a range of sources.  Shevirah’s software revealed to us how our mobile workforce would stand up to such attacks.”

About Shevirah

Shevirah is a U.S. company, expert in cybersecurity, mobility and IoT, offering SaaS and on premise solutions for government and enterprise clients.  Shevirah was founded in 2015 by cybersecurity expert Georgia Weidman.  Shevirah’s name comes from the Hebrew word for “shattering or breaking of vessels”, reflecting the goals of cybersecurity assessment and testing.  Shevirah’s enterprise software products include the patent pending Dagah tools.  Dagah is the Hebrew word for “fish” referring to “phishing”.  Shevirah is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Learn more at Shevirah.com.