Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics and Reporting Services in Anaheim
Progent's ransomware forensics consultants can capture the system state after a ransomware attack and perform a detailed forensics investigation without interfering with the processes required for business resumption and data recovery. Your Anaheim organization can utilize Progent's post-attack ransomware forensics report to counter future ransomware assaults, validate the cleanup of encrypted data, and comply with insurance and governmental reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics investigation is aimed at discovering and describing the ransomware attack's progress throughout the targeted network from beginning to end. This audit trail of how a ransomware attack travelled through the network assists your IT staff to evaluate the damage and highlights shortcomings in policies or processes that should be corrected to avoid future break-ins. Forensics is commonly given a high priority by the insurance provider and is often required by government and industry regulations. Since forensics can take time, it is critical that other key recovery processes such as business resumption are pursued in parallel. Progent maintains a large roster of information technology and security experts with the skills required to carry out activities for containment, operational resumption, and data restoration without disrupting forensics.
Ransomware forensics is time consuming and calls for close interaction with the teams focused on file restoration and, if needed, settlement talks with the ransomware hacker. Ransomware forensics typically involve the review of all logs, registry, Group Policy Object, Active Directory (AD), DNS, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to look for changes.
Activities involved with forensics analysis include:
- Detach but avoid shutting down all possibly suspect devices from the system. This may involve closing all RDP ports and Internet connected network-attached storage, changing admin credentials and user passwords, and configuring 2FA to protect your backups.
- Preserve forensically complete duplicates of all exposed devices so the file recovery team can get started
- Preserve firewall, virtual private network, and other key logs as soon as feasible
- Establish the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- Inspect every computer and storage device on the system as well as cloud-hosted storage for signs of encryption
- Inventory all compromised devices
- Determine the kind of ransomware used in the assault
- Review logs and user sessions to determine the timeline of the attack and to identify any possible sideways migration from the originally infected machine
- Understand the security gaps used to carry out the ransomware assault
- Look for new executables surrounding the original encrypted files or network compromise
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Analyze attachments
- Separate URLs embedded in messages and determine if they are malware
- Produce comprehensive attack documentation to satisfy your insurance carrier and compliance mandates
- Document recommended improvements to close cybersecurity gaps and enforce workflows that lower the risk of a future ransomware breach
Progent has provided remote and onsite IT services across the United States for over two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's team of SBEs includes consultants who have been awarded advanced certifications in core technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned prestigious certifications such as CISM, CISSP, and GIAC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also offers guidance in financial management and ERP software. This broad array of skills gives Progent the ability to salvage and consolidate the surviving pieces of your network after a ransomware attack and rebuild them quickly into a viable network. Progent has collaborated with top insurance carriers like Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Services in Anaheim
To learn more information about ways Progent can help your Anaheim organization with ransomware forensics investigation, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.