Overview of Progent's Ransomware Negotiation Consulting in Allentown
Progent has experience negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors (TAs). Reaching an acceptable settlement is a complex activity that calls for a mix of real-word experience, IT knowledge and business savvy. It also calls for close co-operation with the cyber-extortion target's IT team and the insurance carrier, if any. Since the top priority of the ransomware victim is operational continuity, it is vital to deploy recovery teams that work effectively, concurrently, and with intimate collaboration. Progent offers the breadth of technical knowledge and the deep bench of experts to complement your network staff and recover your network rapidly and economically.
Support provided by Progent's ransomware settlement team include:
In parallel with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware team can help with:
- Establishing the type of ransomware involved in the attack
- identifying and contacting the hacker
- Assessing the recovery risk
- Verifying the TA's decryption capabilities
- Deciding on an acceptable settlement payment with the victim and the insurance provider
- Establishing a settlement and timeline with the threat actor
- Confirming adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) sanctions
- Managing the crypto-currency disbursement to the TA
- Acquiring, reviewing, and operating the hacker's decryptor mechanism
- If needed, contacting the TA for technical help with the decryption tool
Once the decryption tool has been mastered, Progent can assist you to recover computers and software services to their pre-arrack condition. Progent can also help you to conduct comprehensive forensics and create a report to deliver to the cyber insurance carrier. This document helps you to understand cybersecurity gaps that need to be fixed and suggests actions to be performed to combat future ransomware assaults.
- Quarantining infected endpoints to prevent further spread of the assault
- Creating digital copies of each infected device and data store in order to perform forensics without interfering with restoration
- Installing A/V protection to all virus-free endpoints
- Restoring files from offline restores or uncompromised endpoints
- Creating a clean recovery environment
- Remapping and connecting datastores to reflect exactly their pre-attack state
Beyond demanding payment for a decryption utility, current strains of ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, DopplePaymer, and Egregor commonly try to exfiltrate files. Hackers can then demand an extra payment in exchange for not divulging this information on the dark web. Unfortunately, there is no way to prove that exfiltrated data have been totally deleted by the hacker. Actually, in many instances the threat actor has little say over the disposition of the data. Paying an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the necessity of seeking the guidance of privacy attorneys, performing an audit on which files were taken, and carrying out the mandated notifications to impacted entities. In general, paying an exfiltration ransom is a waste.
Progent has delivered remote and onsite IT services across the U.S. for over two decades and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's roster of SBEs includes consultants who have been awarded advanced certifications in foundation technologies such as Cisco networking, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned industry-recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This breadth of expertise allows Progent to identify and consolidate the undamaged parts of your information system after a ransomware attack and rebuild them quickly into a viable network. Progent has collaborated with leading insurance carriers including Chubb to assist organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Settlement Services in Allentown
To contact with Progent about ransomware settlement guidance in Allentown, phone Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.