Overview of Progent's Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Services in Anchorage
Progent is experienced in negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors. Reaching an acceptable settlement is a complex activity that calls for a combination of real-word experience, IT skills and business acumen. It also requires close co-operation with the victim's IT team and the cyber insurance carrier, if there is one. Since the top priority of the ransomware victim is operational continuity, it is vital to deploy recovery groups that operate efficiently, concurrently, and in close communication. Progent offers the scope of IT knowledge and the deep bench of personnel to supplement your IT staff and restore your network environment rapidly and affordably.
Support offered by Progent's ransomware negotiation team include:
Concurrent with the ransom negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can help with:
- Determining the type of ransomware involved in the assault
- making contact with the hacker persona
- Evaluating the recovery risk
- Validating the hacker's decryption capabilities
- Determining a settlement payment with the ransomware victim and the insurance carrier
- Establishing a settlement and schedule with the threat actor
- Checking accordance with anti-money laundering sanctions
- Managing the crypto-currency disbursement to the TA
- Receiving, learning, and using the hacker's decryption utility
- If necessary, contacting the hacker for technical assistance with the decryption tool
Once the decryption tool has been mastered, Progent can help you to recover computers and software services to their original condition. Progent can also help you to conduct a forensics investigation and create a document to share with the cyber insurance provider. This report helps you to understand security vulnerabilities that must be eliminated and recommends steps that should be taken to combat subsequent ransomware attacks.
- Quarantining infected endpoints to arrest the spread of the assault
- Creating replicas of each infected server and endpoint and data store to allow forensics without interfering with recovery
- Installing A/V protection to all clean endpoints
- Salvaging data from air-gapped backups or unscathed machines
- Creating a pristine recovery environment
- Mapping and connecting drives to reflect precisely their pre-encryption condition
Settling Exfiltration Ransoms
Beyond extorting money for a decryption tool, modern strains of crypto-ransomware such as Ryuk, Maze, Netwalker, and Nephilim commonly try to exfiltrate files. Hackers can then require a separate ransom for not posting this information or selling it. Unfortunately, there exists no method to guarantee that stolen data have been totally erased by the threat actor. In fact, in many instances the TA has limited control about the disposition of the data. Settling an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the necessity of engaging the guidance of privacy lawyers, conducting an inventory of files were compromised, and sending the required notifications to affected entities. In general, paying an exfiltration ransom is not recommended.
Progent has delivered online and onsite network services throughout the U.S. for over 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of subject matter experts (SBEs) includes consultants who have earned high-level certifications in foundation technology platforms including Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and major distributions of Linux. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned internationally recognized certifications such as CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning applications. This broad array of expertise allows Progent to identify and integrate the undamaged parts of your information system after a ransomware assault and reconstruct them quickly into an operational system. Progent has collaborated with top insurance carriers including Chubb to assist businesses clean up after ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Settlement Guidance in Anchorage
To contact with Progent about ransomware settlement guidance in Anchorage, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.