Overview of Progent's Ransomware Negotiation Consulting in Baltimore
Progent is experienced in negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors. Negotiating an acceptable settlement is a complicated activity that calls for a mix of field experience, technical knowledge and business savvy. It also demands close co-operation with the victim's IT staff and the insurance provider, if there is one. Because the number one priority of the ransomware target is operational continuity, it is critical to deploy response groups that work efficiently, concurrently, and with intimate collaboration. Progent offers the scope of technical skills and the deep bench of experts to complement your IT support team and recover your network quickly and affordably.
Support provided by Progent's ransomware negotiation team include:
In parallel with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware team can assist with:
- Determining the type of ransomware involved in the assault
- Identifying and communicating with the hacker
- Assessing the recovery risk
- Testing the threat actor's decryption capabilities
- Budgeting a settlement payment with the ransomware victim and the cyber insurance provider
- Establishing a settlement and schedule with the threat actor
- Verifying accordance with anti-money laundering laws
- Carrying out the crypto-currency transfer to the hacker
- Receiving, reviewing, and operating the threat actor's decryption mechanism
- If needed, contacting the TA for assistance with the decryption tool
After the decryption tool has been learned, Progent can assist you to recover physical and virtual devices and software services to their original condition. Progent can also assist you to perform a complete forensics analysis and generate a document to share with the insurance carrier. This document identifies cybersecurity gaps that need to be eliminated and suggests actions that can be taken to combat future ransomware assaults.
- Isolating infected endpoints and data stores to arrest the spread of the attack
- Creating replicas of every breached server and endpoint and data store in order to perform forensics in parallel with recovery
- Adding A/V protection to all clean endpoints
- Restoring files from air-gapped restores or uncompromised machines
- Building a clean recovery environment
- Remapping and connecting datastores to reflect exactly their pre-encryption state
Settling Exfiltration Ransoms
In addition to demanding money for a decryption tool, modern variants of ransomware such as Ryuk, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, and Egregor often attempt to exfiltrate information. Hackers can then demand a separate payment in exchange for not publishing this information or selling it. Sadly, there is no method to prove that stolen files have been totally erased by the hacker. Actually, in many instances the hacker has little say over where the information ends up. Settling an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the need for getting the guidance of privacy lawyers, performing an investigation into which data were stolen, and sending the necessary notifications to affected entities. In almost all cases, paying an exfiltration ransom is a waste.
Progent has delivered remote and on-premises network services throughout the United States for over 20 years and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's team of subject matter experts includes professionals who have earned high-level certifications in core technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and major Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned prestigious certifications such as CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (See certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial and ERP application software. This breadth of expertise allows Progent to salvage and integrate the undamaged parts of your network after a ransomware intrusion and reconstruct them rapidly into an operational system. Progent has collaborated with leading insurance providers including Chubb to help organizations clean up after ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Guidance in Baltimore
To get in touch with Progent about crypto-ransomware settlement negotiation services in Baltimore, phone Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.